Uncharted 4 (opens in new tab) is getting another two week delay, pushing the game back to a May 10th release date. It's the third delay for the series after missing its Christmas 2015 date (opens in new tab) and slipping to 'Spring'. Following that a new March 2015 release was then pushed back to April (opens in new tab). It's also worth noting that after the studio made a big deal of 'wrapping' Uncharted 4's mo-cap, the team snuck back in to the studio (opens in new tab) presumably to do some unspecified work.
Here's the statement (opens in new tab) from Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Shawn Layden where he cites a wanting to satisfy "considerable worldwide demand" and a need for "extra manufacturing time":
"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, 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."
Now, obviously the idea of manufacturing enough to make sure there's plenty to go around sounds reasonable but it's hard not to worry. This is on top of two previous delays and an entire do over (opens in new tab) the game suffered after previous director Amy Hennig left. There was also talk from the cast who walked after that, with Alan Tudyk talking about "weird changes" (opens in new tab)being made by the new directing duo of Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. While it's no guide to final quality, it's hard to see the development of Drake's final adventure as anything less than troubled.