Those who have been counting the days until the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will have to count a little longer, as the game — originally slated to be released in 2015 — has been delayed yet again, this time to May 10.
“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,” SCEA president and CEO Shawn Layden wrote yesterday on the PlayStation Blog. “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.”
Uncharted 4 is already no stranger to delays. After the game was pushed from 2015 to March 2016, it was pushed back once again by a month in the final days of 2015. For gamers who have been waiting since 2011’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for another game in the franchise, this will hopefully be the last time the game is delayed.
“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,” Layden writes. “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.”
If nothing else, the delay will give gamers a little longer to decide which version of the game two buy. In addition to the standard $60 version of the game, two different collector’s editions will be available. The Special Edition of Uncharted 4 sells for $80 and includes a steelbook case, art book, and sticker sheet, while the $120 Libertalia Collector’s Edition includes all that and a statue of Nathan Drake.
As has been the case with many high-profile PlayStation 4 game releases, Uncharted 4 is also getting its own limited-edition version of the console. The console and controller both come in a color that Sony calls “Gray Blue,” with the console featuring the Uncharted logo and PlayStation logo in a classy-looking gold.