Fans of Sony’s popular Uncharted series are likely to be rather upset by the news today, as the fourth iteration of the franchise has been pushed back despite being just about to go gold. Originally dated for April 26th, Naughty Dog has made the decision to postpone the full launch of the title until May 10th, 2016 in order to keep up with the incredible demand for the product. This decision makes sense, of course, considering how popular the Uncharted franchise is. Its release on the current generation of consoles, and how it’s being touted as the end to the series leave no doubt that players are itching to get their hands on the title, which makes the delay all the more unfortunate.
The blog post releasing this news also mentions this in consolation, however:
“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.”
At least they’re vouching for it being a worthwhile wait, and considering the company’s impressive track record in the past I’m inclined to believe them. At least with Ratchet and Clank, Dark Souls III and Quantum Break coming out in April, gamers will have plenty of other options to keep them occupied for that month, and all things considered, everybody being able to get their hands on the game upon release date is much more preferable than the alternative. Ensuring a surplus of the game out in the wild reduces the chances of somebody not being able to buy the game on day one due to demand, and that’s something I can respect, especially from such a popular developer that’s proved their commitment to quality in the past.
Source: Playstation Blog