Games Delayed: Ori & Uncharted

Posted by and | December 23, 2015 | News | No Comments
Uncharted 4 A Thief's End

We’ve got some bad news for fans of the Uncharted series and the beautiful but seriously difficult platformer Ori and the Blind Forest.

First, Naughty Dog says Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be coming a month later than previously planned. The exact date is April 26, 2016. In a post on the official PlayStation blog, creative director Neil Druckman and game director Bruce Straley said:

“This is our largest Uncharted game to date, and the team has been working incredibly hard to meet the challenge of closing out the game’s development in a timely manner. However, as we approached our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realized that several key sequences needed extra resources to bring them to the finish line.”

This is corporate speak for “big parts of the game don’t work now and we need to change that.” (Translation is our own.) In any event, hopefully the extra time will be enough to make Uncharted 4 as good as Naughty Dog is promising.ori and the blind forest

In other delay news, The Definitive Edition of Ori and the Blind Forest won’t be available until an undisclosed date in 2016. The new edition will feature new content as well as fan feedback. Some fans (including us)  would like to see them tone down the difficulty, although that’s probably not possible given the way the game is designed. Still, it would be great if gamers who aren’t highly skilled platformers could get through the game and experience the end of the story, which we’re told is wonderful.

Linda Breneman

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Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.

Nicole Tanner

About Nicole Tanner

Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.