The first thought that came to my mind when I saw the E3 2015 demo of Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End was that if the game looks this good why is it being pushed to 2016? Why not make the release earlier!
However, thinking over it later I understand that one part of the game and one demo running smooth doesn’t mean the whole game is good to go and no matter how much we want Sony to do something about it, Naughty Dog does need more time.
Apparently, the fans are not the only group that wanted an early release, Sony did so too. Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment told Edge Magazine recently that even adding a lot more money to the development process wouldn’t help cut down the delay.
You might say that they could have tried bringing in more helping hands with that money, but upon being inquired about shifting resources to Uncharted 4, he said:
We wish it was that simple. As far as we are concerned, the game cannot be made in time with more money. When an experienced team like Naughty Dog say they need more time, we believe them. And we support them.
Naughty Dog had to start over with the game some time ago and that would have cost them at least a couple of month in terms of development time which they had no other way around except for clocking in those hours again.
So like it or not, they are trying but 2016 it is for Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End.