One week ago, the hype for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End continued with a new trailer that showed portions the game’s story. However, the game’s publisher, Sony, is going to make fans wait a little longer, as the launch date was delayed once again. The new release date is May 10.
According to Sony, the reason for the delay was to “allow for extra manufacturing time,” as part of the publisher’s effort to “meet the considerable worldwide demand.” The company didn’t provide any specific details, but it seems that the added time will allow it to create more copies of the game.
Even with the two-week delay, the development team at Naughty Dog is sticking to its original schedule. The game is expected to “go gold” (which means the master version of the game is finalized and ready for the publisher) later this month in conjunction with the start of production.
This is the third (and hopefully final) delay in the last chapter of Nathan Drake’s story. The game was originally set to come out sometime in the latter half of 2015, but it was pushed back to March to allow for extra development time. Last December, it was delayed again to April 26 to give the team even more time to finish certain scenes and polish the overall game.