Sony and Naughty Dog have announced that the release date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been pushed back to the 10th of May. According to Sony, the delay was necessary in order to meet the considerable worldwide demand and assure that everyone can play the game on day one.
"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," Sony SCEA president Shawn Layden wrote 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.
"Therefore, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has a new worldwide release date of 10th May 2016.
"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."
The delay won't affect the multiplayer open beta, which will take place this weekend. It will feature team deathmatch mode on three maps based on stunning locations from the single player campaign.