Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Hits A Delay and Other ‘Potential’ Nathan Drake News

This new generation of consoles has given us a lot of great improvements and games so far, but one of the bigger characteristics to seemingly take hold since the start have been game delays. There’s certainly been no shortage of delays this generation with many high profile, triple-A titles missing their original release dates like Watch_Dogs, Batman: Arkham Knight, Evolve, and now most recently Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.


For many, this delay came as sort of a surprise, as Naughty Dog typically nails their release date promise. While we don’t know why the delay was necessary, Uncharted 4 is now scheduled for a vague Spring 2016 window. To me, what’s was even more interesting in the wake of the delay news was just the outpouring of support fans had for the developer. In a world were the internet can be a pretty harsh and negative place, news like this is typically met with such anger and vitrol. It was a pleasant sight to see that wasn’t the case.

So, with Nathan Drake’s latest (and potentially last) outing now gone to next year, how will you fill that Uncharted sized hole in your heart? Well, Sony may have a trick or two up their sleeves.

Another trait that seems to be growing with these new consoles is the HD remake titles, games from a previous generation, repackaged and repurposed for new consoles owners. Bluepoint Games, a small Texas based studio has helped Sony port a number of their older games, looks to be at it again if their recent job postings are to be believed. With a code name of “The Master Thief Collection”, Bluepoint has been seeking developers to help remake a “critically acclaimed franchise” that uses a proprietary engine with development stated to last around 6 months.

I don’t know, seems like a perfect fit for an Uncharted Collection to me, especially since Uncharted 4 was recently delayed.

So is Sony preparing an Uncharted Collection for PlayStation 4 owners? Will a big hole in their holiday lineup, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. For what it’s worth, I’d be interested in reliving Drake’s adventures all over again.

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6 Responses to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Hits A Delay and Other ‘Potential’ Nathan Drake News

  1. C. T. Murphy says:

    I’ve not played any of the series, so I am open to trying it now.

  2. Hatm0nster says:

    Shame it had to be delayed, am really looking forward to it. As for what that “Master Thief Collection” could be, Uncharted would be the safe bet. Still, I can’t help but feel like “Thief” doesn’t really fit the series. Sure Uncharted 2 was subtitled “Among Thieves” and there were two instances of taking a clue out of a museum, but other than that how much thievery was Drake engaged in over the course of the games? It didn’t seem like enough to make “thief” his career description.

    • Maybe it’s a slight nod to him being a Treasure Hunter? Sure, not quite the same thing as a thief but that’s the only general link I could assume.

      Either way, I’m all for an Uncharted set on PS4.

  3. I haven’t played this series, but I think that if I were a developer, I’d set my release dates WAY into the future. That way, whenever it’s done, I’d just say, “Hey, this game is done early. It’s ready. Come buy it!” That way, instead of people saying, “Sucks it was delayed,” they would say, “Awesome, that was sooner than I expected!”

    • Yeah, it’s a super hard line to tread in regards to release dates. You want to keep players happy but then again you don’t want to short change the dev team by promising a date that they can’t accurately hit.

      Frankly, even though it can be painful for people who have to wait, Blizzard kind of has the best idea of saying “When It’s Done.”

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