Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was originally slated for release sometime in 2015. No longer. It's been delayed to Spring 2016, according to a note from directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann.
The duo posted a brief note on the official PlayStation Blog to talk about how the game is coming together and that it's become much more ambitious than they originally envisioned.
They confirmed in their note that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is indeed the climactic chapter of his adventures–meaning the last in the series. There's no telling whether they'll be making any future Uncharted games, which could always be dated as prequels (like the PS Vita title was) instead of sequels.
Either way, they've made the difficult choice to delay the game by a few months.
"So we’ve made the difficult choice of pushing the game’s release date. Giving us a few extra months will make certain that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End not only meets the team’s high standards but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title," they wrote.
"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 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."
We shall see.