Naughty Dog developers all apologize in a highly self effacing manner.
Yet again, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was delayed today. It’s gotten ridiculous to the point that I have stopped keeping track of the sheer number of times that the game has gotten delays at this point- it’s a bit comical, sort of like Project CARS or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were last year.
Still, in the end, I’d rather have a game be delayed and great, than on time and broken- like what that Shigeru Miyamoto quote says. But hey, a delay can still be understanding- Naughty Dog probably understand that themselves. Which is why them getting in on the fun of poking fun at yet another one was so funny today on Twitter.
It started with Neil Druckmann, who had a relatively grounded tweet thanking fans for the support, and asking them to hold on for just a while longer – “This’ll make for a smooth worldwide launch. Thanks for your patience… It’ll be worth it at the end. Promise.” – sentiments echoed by San Ramon, who said, in a far more casual tone, “So Uncharted 4 is now slated for a May 10th 2016 release! It’s going to be amazing peoples and totes worth the wait.”
Meanwhile, Arne Meyer seemed to be enthusiastic about the idea of a global launch- which is the stated reason for delaying the game again. “New date with a little longer wait. But I like the idea of ensuring a smooth launch – plus a global release date!” he said.
On the other hand, Andres Ortiz gave the frankly ridiculous excuse just the respect it deserves- which is to say absolutely none. Jokingly, he tweeted, “Sorry, guys; there just aren’t enough disks for everyone!! Sony needs more time to make them all!”
… on second thoughts, maybe he was being genuine. Which actually makes the delay sadder. How can you not anticipate enough demand for the final entry in your most popular series, Sony?
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End hits PS4 on May 10. Hopefully.
This'll make for a smooth worldwide launch. Thanks for your patience… It'll be worth it at the end. Promise. https://t.co/UZwCjFEDIW
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) March 2, 2016
— Venice Beach Gandalf (@PortableKingpin) March 2, 2016
New date with a little longer wait. But I like the idea of ensuring a smooth launch – plus a global release date! https://t.co/0EpJZH2Nsl
— arne (@arnemeyer) March 2, 2016
Sorry, guys; there just aren't enough disks for everyone!! Sony needs more time to make them all!
JUST A BIT MORE https://t.co/A80X8g0n34
— Andres Ortiz (@Ortizgames) March 2, 2016