Naughty Dog has announced that they have delayed the release date of  ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ to Spring 2016.

According to Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the two directors at Naughty Dog helming development on the fourth ‘Uncharted’ game, the release date postponement was a necessary move after realizing how much it would take to develop the title.

“Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, more of the game and story have come together, and it’s become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned,” the two directors released in a statement.

“After spending so many years with Nathan Drake, he means a lot to the team, and telling the climactic chapter of his adventures is a task we don’t take lightly – this game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for.”

‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ was initially supposed to release sometime in 2015. However, with development ambitions riding the ‘Uncharted’ series’ standard of quality set hanging over them, it’s understandable why Naughty Dog would make the decision to delay the title.

Both Druckmann and Straley reassured fans that the delay of the new ‘Uncharted’ title would be painful but well worth the wait.

“Thank you for your patience – we know the extra wait will be excruciating, but you’ll see it will be worth it as we reveal more about Uncharted 4 over the next year,” the duo said. “The team at Naughty Dog will be heads down working through 2015 making sure that Nathan Drake’s story gets the closure it deserves. Come Spring 2016, you and Nate are in for one thrilling, emotional ride.”

‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ is scheduled to release exclusively for the PS4 sometime in Spring 2016.

Source: PlayStation Blog