The headline above isn’t pretty, I know. There may not be a single title in the game industry with more excitement around it than Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. And unfortunately, Sony has confirmed we’re going to have to wait a bit more before we can get our hands on it.
Shawn Layden, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, released a statement on the PlayStation blog confirming the news:
“As you know, Naughty Dog is wrapping up production on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End with the game on track to go gold and into production later this month. In an effort to meet the considerable worldwide demand, and to ensure that all gamers worldwide have the opportunity to play the game on day one, we have chosen to postpone the launch of the game by two weeks to allow for extra manufacturing time.
Therefore, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has a new worldwide release date of May 10, 2016.”
When you hear delay, you’re mind immediately goes to worst case scenario. Is it 3 months? Six months? Please don’t just say 2017… But no, this is nothing that drastic. Naughty Dog just needs a couple of more weeks to put on that final coat of wax that makes Uncharted, well, Uncharted.
Layden then continues to apologize for the two week delay:
“We know this news might be disappointing, and we are sorry to have to make you wait a little longer to play Naughty Dog’s latest. The good news is that the game is phenomenal — we are fully confident that it will be worth the wait and the team at Naughty Dog is eager as ever for you to experience Nathan Drake’s final adventure.
We thank you for your continued support for PlayStation.”
So there you have it folks. You officially have two more weeks to clear your gaming back catalogue before Nathan Drake drops into our lives once again and steals all of our free time. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is now officially set to release worldwide on May 10th, 2016.