The release of the highly anticipated fourth instalment in the Uncharted series has been pushed back until May, Sony announced today.
It’s the second time Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed, having previously been pushed from March 18th to April 26th.
The action-adventure title from Naughty Dog will now launch on May 10th.
Sony said the cause of the delay was in order to allow “extra manufacturing time”.
“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,” said Shawn Layden, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America, on the PlayStation Blog.
“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.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End begins three years following the end of the events of Uncharted 3, which Drake has settled down with his new wife Elena. But his life is thrown into chaos his elder brother assumed dead, Sam, returns.
Sam tells Drake that they must find a legendary pirate artefact as his life hangs in the balance. The two then journey to Libertaria, a pirate colony in Madagascar, in search of the artefact but come across two other rivals, Rafe and Nadine, also trying to find the artefact.
The Last of Us writer and director, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, are currently leading the project following numerous staff changes at Naughty Dog.
Previously, Naughty Dog also released a 15 minute gameplay video.