In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony PlayStation’s Shuhei Yoshida revealed that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s end copies were stolen in transit in the United Kingdom. As a result, Yoshida is urging fans not to buy illegal copies of the game ahead of the official launch date next month. You can read Yoshida’s full statement below.
PlayStation is currently int he process of working with the police on the stolen copies, which are the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. Eurogamer.net had previously reported that copies of the game were popping up on eBay. Someone also reportedly bought a copy from a CEX.
We have some unfortunate news to report that a number of copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End were stolen while in transit. While we are continuing to work with the police to resolve the matter – which is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation – it appears that a few copies of the game have surfaced in the UK.
We know that very many of you have been looking forward with great anticipation and excitement to the latest masterpiece from Naughty Dog. From what I have played of Nathan Drake’s latest adventure, I can tell you that it is very much worth the wait. As with most Naughty Dog games, the unfolding story is such an integral part of the experience and for this reason we wanted to warn you to beware of the potential for spoilers to be posted by people with access to stolen copies of the game. An extremely talented team has worked long and hard to bring Nathan Drake’s greatest adventure to life and we would urge you to help us prevent this from being spoilt by not purchasing copies of the game ahead of the launch date. Please rest assured we will be very vigilant to protect you from this as far as we can so you can enjoy Uncharted 4’s experience to its fullest on May 10th.
Regardless, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is still set to hit the shelves next month. The game arrives exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on May 10.