The worldwide release date of “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” has been moved yet again. In a new post on the PlayStation blog, Sony announced that the much-anticipated third-person shooter platform video game is now scheduled for a May 10 release, precisely two weeks from its last confirmed release date.
“Uncharted 4,” which Sony is delaying to ensure that worldwide demand will be met, was originally scheduled to hit store shelves during the 2015 holiday season. The release was then postponed to March 18, before again being delayed, in an announcement made in late December, to April 26.
In the PlayStation blog post, Sony Computer Entertainment America President and CEO Shawn Layden said that Naughty Dog, the “Uncharted 4” developer, is currently finishing production on the game and that it is scheduled to go into production later this month. But to ensure a smooth worldwide roll-out, the company has decided to postpone the game’s release and allow two additional weeks of manufacturing time.
Forbes notes that “Uncharted 4” has had a troubled development, with multiple previous delays and significant leadership shakeups at Naughty Dog. Nevertheless, the video game developer does have a good track record in the gaming industry and fans and critics alike remain optimistic that “Uncharted 4” will be a high quality offering. It also makes sense for Sony to give the developer more time to fine-tune the game, thus protecting one of its most valuable assets.
“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 said. “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,” the Sony boss added, concluding his announcement.