In today’s edition of ‘Colour me disappointed but not that surprised’ we have the news that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is to be launched two weeks after the most recently proposed launch date. Which itself was a few weeks after the launch date set before that. Which was….. anyways, you get the picture: Uncharted 4 – delayed again.
I don’t suppose there’ll be many people who will have been overly shocked by the announcement either, and it’s certainly becoming something of recurring theme with Uncharted 4. You may’ve even noticed a subtle shift in coverage of the game’s release, with phrases like ‘expected’, ‘proposed’, ‘most recent’ preceding the words “release date”, immediately followed by mutterings of ‘fingers crossed’, ‘pleeeease’ and ‘don’t you dare, Naughty Dog, don’t you fucking dare…. ‘. Fat lot of good it did, mind, because they dared alright, with yet another fortnight of impending desperation piled upon some, quite frankly, already ridiculously desperate fans.
However, as hard as it might be to see it, there’s a glimmer of hope contained in the latest announcement. See, the statement on PlayStation’s Blog reads as follows:
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.
Therefore, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has a new worldwide release date of May 10, 2016.
We know this news might be disappointing [Might? Might be disappointing? Are you having a fucking laugh!?]*, 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.
(*Swearing mine – did not appear in the original)
….and that would suggest (unless they’re fucking lying) that this is merely a manufacturing/demand issue, rather than a delay (or expected delay) in the product/content. I mean, that’s something, right? Also, that whole “phenomenal” thing sounds promising, even taking it with a big old ‘marketing hype’ grain of salt!
Either way, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End now has an (expected) release date of May 10, 2016 (fingers crossed).