Copies of Uncharted 4 have been stolen; Sony president warns of potential for spoilers0 Comments
Gaming as a hobby is a passion for many of us, but recent events have proven that our passion doesn't always necessarily translate into positive outcomes. According to a post made to the PlayStation.Blog by Sony president Shuhei Yoshida, several copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End have been stolen while in transit, and Sony is working with police in a still-ongoing criminal investigation.
There's no confirmation as to exactly how many copies have been stolen — the official word from Yoshida says that it was "a number" of copies — but the real issue that arises from the situation seems to be the problem of spoilers. It's Uncharted 4, set to be a blockbuster ending to a blockbuster series, and now that copies are circulating in the wild, there's a chance that unscrupulous sorts might take advantage of the situation. Here's what Yoshida had to say:
"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."
Yoshida has stated that copies of Uncharted 4 have shown up in the UK, presumably for sale in various less-than-reputable channels, and he's urged players to show their support for Naughty Dog by refusing to purchase copies of the game ahead of its May 10 launch date. And, of course, players should be increasingly wary of posts or forums where early details of the plot may surface.
Uncharted 4 Update, PlayStation.Blog