Uncharted 4 partly delayed to nail the ending: "something happens that requires a bit of work"

Obviously Uncharted 4's delay was a bit of a bummer. But good things come to those who wait and, as Naughty Dog has explained before with The Last of Us, games are held back to make them better. Now, director Neil Druckmann has talked a little more about the delay and the reasons behind it.

“It was a very hard decision,” he explains in this month's OPM. "The Last Of Us was the first game we ever delayed – by a month – and we felt so guilty and so horrible having to do that, and yet shipping a game that wasn’t up to our vision would have felt worse". It's a similar story with Uncharted 4. "Much of the development and figuring things out happens as we go," Neil explains. "There were certain sequences where we were like ‘Okay, this is a pretty ambitious sequence, we will probably have to cut this...’

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madmonkey011120d ago

i would rather them take as long as they need, than to rush out an incomplete game.

My_Outer_Heaven1120d ago

Yup just like they did with MGSV

Summons751120d ago

MGSV....rushed....after nearly 7 years in development including Fox Engine, seriously? You think that game is rushed?

Aloy-Boyfriend1120d ago


It is obvious the gane was rushed. That's why it has such a shitty conclusion and a missing chapter. I wouldn't doubt the problems between Kojima and Konami had something to fo with that tooo

Multiplatguy1120d ago

Gamers can be a strange bunch and think that by enjoying a game or franchise that they cannot critique it..

You're getting disagrees and even a guy saying it wasn't but chopping off the prologue, the cut ending, camp omega not returning like it was said to be and the second chapter making you replay missions instead of giving you new ones proves it was.

bouzebbal1120d ago

tbh i wouldn't have had time to play U4 anyway. I am behind with so many games

_-EDMIX-_1120d ago

Nope. MGSV is a game that clearly shows just how long they've been working on it, the engine, the games over the top details etc. Soooo the "story" being short doesn't mean it was rushed, that is beyond stupid.

Mind you, even those who keep trying to make it seem as if MGSV had "less" videos...I'm not really too sure about that.



Sooooo its actually just as. I'm 100% fine with the story too.

I'm not sure how the story parts have anything to do with overall game development, the reality is...this MGS is the largest, released on the most platforms and easily the most complex in terms of design.

Rushed? may not like the story, but lets not start out right exaggerating as if this game need 2 more years to be a 300 hour game or something LOL!

The story isn't like other MGS titles, thats fine by me, it excels in every area and the detail and time spent developing it shows. I'm finding so many new things out about this game every day that I play that I've never gotten with a MGS game before, most times I'm usually at 100% of a MGS game 3 weeks out or so, I'm still finding out new things, still seeing areas I've never seen before, parts I've never known are in the game or could be done etc.

They did a fine job with the game and its anything but rushed.

MysticStrummer1120d ago

@Ed - Completely agree. MGS5 is way too polished to have been rushed. Was it incomplete? Yes it was, but not rushed. As much as I love the guy's games, including this one, Kojima has to take some blame for that though we'd all love to pin it entirely on Konami.

DanielGearSolid1120d ago

MGSV has more content than most "complete" games

And for the most part is bug free

I'll take that kinda "incomplete" anyday

ufo8mycat1120d ago

Lol MGSV complete, polished game?

Empty open world, repetitive copy/paste side missions. Not to mention part 2 of the game.

Yes very polished and complete

Phoenix761120d ago

Blimey!!! If people are like this over MGS5, those same people are going to go into meltdown when Fallout 4 is released!!! Lol

Meltic1120d ago

the game sucks ass. I hate when ur in a shopper all the time. I Think from my 100 + hours ive played the game ive been like 20 hours in a shopper. F*ck i hate that....

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FlameBaitGod1120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

I guess ufo8mycat has gone to Africa and Afghanistan and saw how overly populated it is..... oh wait....

Lmfao like if people wonder around a desert-like arena with temperatures that reach 120 Fahrenheit, this guy really knows his stuff.

You really got the wrong definition of what "POLISH" means, but then again you must be like 12 so its ok.

Persistantthug1120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

This is good, because I remember Uncharted 3's ending being mediocre, and it was frustrating to me, since the rest of the game great, and technologicly, was state of the art.
You could tell Uncharted 3 was rushed at the end. So if Naughty Dog needs more time then so be it. In fact, if ND needs another year even, I'm for it, because MASTERS OF ART should not be rushed. :)

SwiftArsonist1120d ago

best damage control comment ive seen so far. i wonder if u would say the same thing if it was halo 5 the one getting delayed? hummm

Persistantthug1120d ago

I'm not sure to whom you are referring, but I don't care what game or system.....the truth is, we need MORE DELAYING INDUSTRY-wide. I'm sick of all this release now, patch later nonsense.

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Aloy-Boyfriend1120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

Naughty Doge and some other devs are the few exceptions when it comes to delays because I know their delays is to make their games even better.

Naughty Doge has yet to dissapoint! A++ class indeed

TwoForce1120d ago

No, They are S++ developer.

Lenns1120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

Extract them to the Game Development Platform

_-EDMIX-_1120d ago

LOL! Gave me the deep lolz today! YES!

TwoForce1120d ago

Gentlemen, we will make them become NDD. ( Naughty Diamond Dogs ).

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Ristul1120d ago

If this had been EA it would release for christmas, finished or not. Keep up the good work Sony and ND, this will be a true gem of a game!

Haru1120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

Or Ubisoft

SpinalRemains1381120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

If this game was EA, we would be playing Uncharted 2015 right now. UC 4 is sooooo 2012.

$20.00 microtransactions for a few Sully jokes, and a new ring for Nate.

PR_FROM_OHIO1120d ago

Take all the time you want Naughty Dog bc you've never let me down before so I trust you guys it was for the better!

ClayRules20121120d ago (Edited 1120d ago )

Naughty Dog, you never cease to amaze me. If only all game studio's took as much pride in their work as you do. I believe, after seeing Uncharted 4's PSX/E3's "insanely brilliant" demos, that Uncharted 4 A Thief's End is on its way to becoming the best Uncharted game ever.

I'm trying to except that this will be Drake's last adventure, it kinda've makes me sad =(

Davi1231120d ago

The last of us 2 are coming! ;)

SpinalRemains1381120d ago

I thought I read that they haven't worked on it since they began UC4, and it was with Joel and Ellie and nothing is confirmed if they will resume.