Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed. Again. For once though, it’s not due to the standard “extra development time”, or even drama related to using the wrong artwork. Instead, Sony is claiming manufacturing issues will take a couple of weeks longer than expected.
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.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was originally due out in 2015. Last March that was pushed back to “Early 2016”, which was then formalised as March 16. Shortly after that, however, this was blown out to April 29, and now the new date stands at May 10. The news also means that snazzy special edition has been pushed back, too.
SCEA bossman Shawn Layden explained the situation, acknowledging that fans will be “disappointed”:
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.
Last year at PAX Australia, we caught up with Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer – and you can find out what he has to say about Uncharted 4 tomorrow night on Player Attack!