If you're anything like me and were overwhelmingly surprised by Uncharted 4's story trailer, you'll be deeply moved by the news the game has been delayed once again.
Originally tied to release on April 26th in North America (April 29th in the UK), the final chapter in the tale of the heroic Nathan Drake has been pushed back to May 10th. "Why?!", I hear you cry. Well so everyone across the globe can enjoy the game together and, you know, avoid the obligatory spoilers that would pop up across the web. The latter is what I reckon anyway.
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) CEO and president Shawn Layden took to PlayStation Blog to relay the news with a pretty darn valid explanation:
"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.
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."
What do you guys make of that? I honestly cannot wait to get my hands on it, but in order to reach global parity, and make sure it isn't released broken, it's an astute move on Naughty Dog's part to push it back a bit for more embellishment, and removing rival franchises' imagery from the game perhaps?
All jokes aside, this weekend sees the multiplayer beta come into action, so at least we get to touch the game a tiny bit. Not much of a touch though, more like a graze...