Developer Naughty Dog officially completes development on its long-awaited video game,Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, as the action-adventure title goes gold.
After having been pushed back numerous times, with the final release date delay giving the game a launch day of May 10, 2016, Naughty Dog has finally announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has gone gold. For those unaware, the developer’s proclamation means development for all of the title’s base materials have been completed, and that the physical discs for Uncharted 4 are being manufactured for shipment as we speak.
As found in the tweet below, the news of Uncharted 4 going gold was shared by Naughty Dog on its official Twitter account, as the studio congratulated the team for a job well done. The action-adventure release’s director, Neil Druckmann, also weighed in on the matter with a tweet of his own, by showing off what appears to be one of the first discs to contain the full game.
Very glad to say #Uncharted4 has gone gold today! 🎉🎉🎉
Congrats to the team!!! pic.twitter.com/fcqYLNyIKb— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) March 19, 2016
Every journey must come to an end. #gold #uncharted4 pic.twitter.com/hdEF50hj3E— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) March 19, 2016
Furthermore, Uncharted 4‘s co-director, Bruce Straley, used the social media platform to say that he believes Nathan Drake’s last game and final adventure is the “most visually stunning game ever created.” Of course, considering the fact that Straley undoubtedly poured countless hours of time and effort into the release during its development, his stance on the title’s graphics are bound to be impartial.
However, that’s not to say Uncharted 4 doesn’t look great. Most of the gameplay footage revealed to the public throughout the production process has shown Naughty Dog’s careful attention to the details of character designs, environment renders, as well as overall aesthetics. Plus, it’s also important to note that the game will have a stable frame rate of 60 FPS with a 1080p resolution on the PS4. With all of that in mind, Uncharted 4 is certainly poised to be one of the best-looking games of it’s generation.
With Uncharted 4 having been described as an “end of an era” by Naughty Dog, long time fans of the franchise ought to not only expect plenty of exciting gameplay, but also meaningful, worthwhile storytelling, as the studio is prepared to share the last chapter of one of its most endearing characters with the world. But even though Uncharted 4 is set to provide Nathan Drake with his last lead role in the series, it’s safe to assume that Naughty Dog will give him the heartfelt send off he deserves.
Excited about Naughty Dog’s announcement for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End going gold? If so, are you planning on getting the standard version or the one of collector’s editions once it becomes available? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is set to release on May 10, 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.