Bad news, treasure hunters. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed once again, pushing its worldwide release date back to May 10. Join us for a good cry after the jump.
The delay to May 10, a matter of only two weeks from its previous launch date, isn’t really that long in the scheme of things but it is frustrating given that this is the second time the game has been delayed in the last six months.
The announcement came from the official PlayStation Blog earlier today and it fell to SCEA president Shawn Layden to explain the reasoning behind the latest delay. Layden’s comments suggest that the Naughty Dog are using the time to print extra copies to meet demand.
“As you know, Naughty Dog is wrapping up production on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s Endwith the game on track to go gold and into production later this month,” read Layden’s comments. “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.”
It’s not all bad news, however: those looking to try a bit of the game out for themselves will be able to jump into Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4 multiplayer stress test this weekend (so make sure that copy of The Nathan Drake Collection you bought is still installed ahead of time).