After months of delays, it looks like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End won't see a March release after all. Instead, the game has been pushed back for an April 26 launch, marking the third time Naughty Dog has rescheduled the latest installment in the action-adventure third-person shooter game franchise, featuring the winsome treasure hunter Nathan Drake. 

According to a press release posted on PlayStation's blog on Dec. 23, the latest Uncharted 4 delay is due to the further development of "several key sequences" that the company needed to complete and/or fix.

"This is our largest Uncharted game to date, and the team has been working incredibly hard to meet the challenge of closing out the game's development in a timely manner. However, as we approached our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game's levels, we realized that several key sequences needed extra resources to bring them to the finish line. After carefully considering all of our options, we decided to extend our schedule, making sure that we get a few more polish passes before submitting our gold master (the final disc for manufacturing)."

Creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley expressed remorse to their fans for the unexpected postponement on PlayStation's site, stating that "pushing the date is not an easy choice, and we wouldn't do it if we didn't feel in our hearts it's the best course of action for the game."

Originally, Uncharted 4 was slated for a 2015 launch, but Naughty Dog announced this past March the game would instead be slotted for a spring 2016 debut. The official (now defunct) March date was announced last August.

Check out the trailer for Uncharted 4 in the video clip below.


Via: Kotaku

Source: PlayStation

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