Uncharted 4 Has Been Delayed, Again!

So I woke up this morning to the news that Sony has delayed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, for a third time!

The reason for the latest delayed was relayed to us via the PlayStation blog, whereShawn Layden — president of Sony Computer Entertainment America — wrote the following:

“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.”

So there you go, this has nothing to do with development issues on Naughty Dog‘s part, but rather Sony need more time to print discs! I can’t remember the last time we heard this as a reason for delay, which I suppose only strengthens the argument for digital games! Luckily the delay is only two, but it nonetheless still disappointing, especially from a personal point of view as I won’t be able to play the game that week. I’m sure it will be worth the wait when it (hopefully) arrives on May 10th.

From one PS4 title to another, No Man’s Sky is expected to be one of the summer’s biggest titles and pre-orders will begin tomorrow. Or at least they will according to a post on the PlayStation blog, which has since been removed. Luckily, the folks over at GameZone were able to grab a screenshot of the post, which you can also see below. The image also appears to indicate that the game will cost $60, meaning it is a full priced game. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise given the scale of the game. Hopefully we will find out more tomorrow, and will be sure to let you know!

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Let’s move onto some Xbox news now, and Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer has been sharing his views on the future of the console. At a recent Microsoft media event, Spencer said that he believes hardware upgrades could be a possibility for the Xbox One.

“When you look at the console space, I believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we’ve ever seen. You’ll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games to run backward and forward compatible.”

Spencer explained that the “Universal Windows Application” that runs on the console would allow these upgrades to be possible without “invalidating” the games that already run on the platform. This is definitely an interesting thought, and one I would be open to. It would be interesting to see how this practically works, but I do agree with that idle hardware for seven plus years in this day and age is almost a lifetime.

More Xbox news and this time it is regarding one of my favourite franchises, Forza Motorsport. The racing sim from Turn 10 Studios is finally making its debut on PC. Titled Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, this free-to-play version of the series will be available on Windows 10 this spring. I know, free-to-play is definitely a weird way for Microsoft to approach this, especially considering the outcry from Forza fans about micro-transactions in previous games. The game will feature a Showcase Tour career mode featuring twelve events, and players will be able to race 63 different cars around 20 different track variations in six locations. Full details can be found on Xbox’s website. I will definitely check this out, but I remain very skeptical about its platform: just let me pay £40 for a full game!

Until tomorrow,

Matt