If you own a PlayStation 3 or 4 and you haven’t played any game from the ‘Uncharted’ series, you definitely missed out on one of the best games in recent history. So far, three of the games are out on PS3, and also remastered for the PS4. The love child of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft should have been back in March with the 4th and final installment of the series, but Naughty Dog pushed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to April.
Naughty Dog is sorry for the delay
Initially, the game was supposed to see a December 2015 release, but a few months back the developers announced that it will be delayed until March.
Now, the developers apologized again, and pushed the release date back another 5 weeks, from March 18th to April 26th, 27th or 29th, depending on where you’re from.
The game’s creative director, Neil Druckmann, as well as the game director, Bruce Straley, publicly apologized for the second delay, saying that some very important sequences in the game still needed polish.
Offering fans their sincere apologies, the two claim that they wouldn’t have done it if they didn’t believe it was for the best.
Why it’s for the best
The first two games in the Uncharted series were amazing. They had amazing graphics, great dialogue, very well done gameplay, and utterly awesome characters.
Unfortunately, despite the third installment in the series having the same advantages as the previous ones, it had one disadvantage – it was the third game in the series.
And despite an overwhelmingly positive reception, it was difficult even for the fans to admit that it was kind of getting old.
Don’t get me wrong, the game did almost everything right, except for some pointless quick time events, but it just didn’t have the same… pizzazz as the previous installments. Sure, it was an Uncharted game, and it was awesome, but it just wasn’t as good as the previous ones.
Taking that into consideration, as well as the tendency of other, larger companies to launch a game as quickly as possible in order to keep the release date despite the deplorable state in which the game is (Ubisoft, I’m looking at you), fans should be happy for the delay, because it means that the developers actually care about the game, and that they want to offer their fans the best possible experience.
And maybe, after they’re done with Uncharted 4, the studio will start working on The Last of Us 2.
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