In a message to fans celebrating the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End today on PlayStation 4, Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley revealed that it was probably the hardest game they’ve ever had to make:
Today’s the day. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is out! That’s a surreal statement to make. It’s even more surreal to think that so many of you finally get to turn on your PS4 and go on the final adventure with Nathan Drake. There were times during production when we actually thought, we’re not going to make it — this is the game where our ambition will get the best of us.
This game’s production was hard — probably the hardest out of all the games we’ve ever made. Our ambition was high; the scope was massive; but compromise wasn’t an option because we knew — this is our last Uncharted. Everyone on the team was going to give it their all because we love these characters.
Druckmann and Straley added that hundreds of people helped make Uncharted 4 a reality and “we are extremely proud of the send-off we’re giving these characters — and we couldn’t be prouder of the team that crafted it.”
“From everyone at Naughty Dog, we thank you for your support — without it we couldn’t make these kinds of games,” they continued. “We hope our passion and dedication comes through. We hope we’ve done you proud.”
[Source: PlayStation Blog]