Gisteren verschenen de berichten online dat zo hier en daar Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End al verkocht werd. Eén persoon heeft hierbij zelfs het bonnetje laten zien, maar waar andere exemplaren vandaan komen die ook op Ebay staan, dat is een beetje gissen.

In ieder geval is niet alles afkomstig van retailers die de releasedatum aan hun laars lappen, want er is ook een batch met exemplaren gestolen. Er zijn dus momenteel gestolen exemplaren van Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in omloop en hierover schreef Shuhei Yoshida het volgende op het PlayStation Blog.

“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 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.”

Uiteraard kon een leuke inhaker van de CEO Kaz Hirai op Twitter niet ontbreken.