Naughty Dog Needed More Time To Nail The Uncharted 4 Climax
Many PlayStation lovers were disappointed when Naughty Dog announced the delay for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
It meant that arguably the most anticipated PS4 exclusive of the new generation wouldn't arrive in 2015. But the developers really wanted to get this right (and rightly so, given the lofty expectations).
To be more specific, they pushed the game back in order to nail down the ending. Co-director Neil Druckmann recently told OPM (as cited by GamesRadar) that "it was a very hard decision" but they've got something awfully special in mind for the final scene. Don't forget that this is supposed to be Nathan Drake's final adventure. Said Druckmann:
"Even when I'm describing the ending, it's a pretty... Well, I guess this is a little bit of a spoil... Nah, I'm not going to say it! But there is something that happens that requires quite a bit of work for what we want it to do. And again, we would have had to reduce that scope and reduce that ambition to meet that [original] deadline.
It was going to disappoint [fans] to push this thing back. But this is the last chapter for Nathan Drake, so let's give ourselves as much time as possible and go all-out for this series."
Absolutely. We expect nothing less! Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is now slated to launch on March 18, but you actually don't have to wait that long to play it. If you pick up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection in October, you'll nab a code that lets you participate in the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta. That's set for December, by the way.
And don't forget about those awesome special editions!
Related Game(s): Uncharted 4
9/25/2015 9:27:03 PM Ben Dutka