What a time to be alive indeed.
It's finally happening. After 10 years in development, Final Fantasy XV is set to make its debut in 2016. Director Hajime Tabata confirmed the release window in a blog post celebrating the new year.
Nine-year-old Scott Lundy was so excited to receive a PS4 this christmas until he opened the box and found a wooden replica of the system placed there by thieves. To add insult to injury, they included a "crude drawing of male genitals" (missed opportunity for a dickbutt) on the wood and a message that said "from cock and balls with love."
Scott's parents were able to return the console to Target and get a replacement, but Scott's faith in Santa Claus is shaken. I guess Call of Duty: Black Ops III and The Uncharted Collection will be there to carry him through this difficult time.
Worry not, this delay only pushes the game back by about a month, but it isn't the first time Naughty Dog has changed the release date on their game; Uncharted 4 was originally supposed to be released near the end of 2015, then was moved to March, and now April.
The new release date for Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End is April 26, 2016.
According to creative director and game director Neil Druckmann & Bruce Straley, the game has been delayed because there's still polishing to do:
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. After carefully considering all of our options, we decided to extend our schedule, making sure that we get a few more polish passes before submitting our gold master (the final disc for manufacturing).
They've gotta take their time to get the final chapter in Nathan Drake's story right, and that's alright with me.