In a time where adventure and platform games have been nearly taken over by FPS and RPGs, the Uncharted series has managed to not only stay afloat, but thrive. The series' protagonist, Nathan Drake, has become an iconic character for the PlayStation, comparable to Master Chief from Halo for the Xbox. Starting in 2007 with the release of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the series has become an established and well-known adventure game that is worthy of being one of the PlayStation's main titles. The fourth game in the Uncharted series, the final entry in the franchise, has had a lot of fans anticipating its release, despite the delays it has received. To the dismay of those fans, developer Naughty Dog has announced today that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End would be delayed again until April 26, 2016 (April 29 in the UK).
In their announcement, Naughty Dog claimed that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be their "largest Uncharted game to date" and as they got closer to the initial release date, they discovered that "several key sequences needed extra resources to bring them to the finish line." Naughty Dog went on to make a formal apology to the fans that they felt they were letting down and hoped that they would understand their decision to push the game's release to a later date, as they felt it was "the best course of action for the game."
Nowadays, many game developers and publishers have neglected to delay the release of their games and have, instead, released promised content after the game has shipped, essentially selling an unfinished product to the buyers. Though a delay for a highly anticipated game like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is certainly not what fans want to hear, it should also come as a relief that Naughty Dog felt like their finale should be at its best when it does inevitably release.
If you're an Uncharted fan, how does this delay make you feel? Some fans of the series quickly resorted to anger to get their message across to the developers, whereas others have expressed their understanding and wished the developers good fortune in finishing the game. You can voice your opinion about the delay in the comments below!