Sony announces new release date for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ahead of online stress test

The new date is two weeks later than the previously scheduled April 26 release date

Sony announced today that PS4 owners will have to wait another two weeks to play the upcoming final game in Nathan Drake’s adventurous story because Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will now release on May 10 instead of April 26.

“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,” said President and CEO of SCEA Shawn Layden in a PlayStation Blog post announcing the delay. “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.”

Layden went on to say that while the delay may be a bit of a bummer for those anticipating the new Uncharted game, it’ll ultimately make for a better product.

“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,” said Layden. “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 news comes just ahead of this weekend’s online multiplayer stress test, which will be free for all PS4 gamers, even those who do not subscribe to PlayStation Plus.

According to another post on the PlayStation Blog, the stress test schedule is as follows:

  • Start: March 4th, 2016, at 9:00 AM Pacific
  • End: March 6th, 2016, at 11:59 PM Pacific

The client for the stress test is available on the PlayStation Store now, but Naughty Dog stresses it is simply a stress test — to make sure the servers are ready for launch — and doesn’t fully represent the final game.

“We still have a lot to share between this stress test and launch,” said Robert Cogburn, the lead designer for Uncharted 4. “If you are unfamiliar with Uncharted 4 Multiplayer, or want a refresher about some of our features, be sure to head over to our Multiplayer FAQ for more info on how to get started.”

Be sure to check out the game’s multiplayer this weekend. We played it during the closed beta that was included with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and absolutely loved it.

Let us know what you think of the new release date and the upcoming stress test in the comments below.

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