Uncharted 4 Copies Were Stolen Mid-Transit, Sony Confirms

Uncharted 4 Copies Were Stolen Mid-Transit, Sony Confirms

In a post on the PlayStation blog, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that some copies of Uncharted 4 have ended up in the wrong hands — mainly because those hands stole them.

According to the long-serving Sony executive, a number of Uncharted 4 discs were stolen during shipping and have ended up in the hands of British gamers. We already know the latter happened because Amazon and other retailers accidentally began selling copies early, but this is the first time theft has been mentioned.

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.

Yoshida stresses that being an Uncharted game, the story is paramount to the experience — and because of what happened, there’s going to be a fair few trolls looking to ruin the plot for everyone else.

“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 spoiled by purchasing copies of the game ahead of the launch date,” he added.

Uncharted 4 is due out globally for PS4 on May 10.


  • Trolls ruining the plot? C’mon… Have been passively watching news and social media around this franchise since it began. Still haven’t played most of the games, but not once have I seen a spoiler.

    • The shittiness of the internet has been increasing exponentially since the release of Uncharted 3. People will spoil the ending of this game just like they did with Fallout 4.

      • People spoiled the end of Fallout 4? Guess I was either too busy playing it to notice or I just don’t go where the spoilers are…

      • Yeah still also got FO4 sitting here installed but unfinished. Nothing has been spoiler fir me yet.

        I feel like you practically have to be looking for spoilers to find them. “O a 6 paragraph plot summary on Wikipedia, what harm could reading this do?”

        • Lucky you. I had the ending of Fallout spoiled in a Binding of Isaac discussion thread. I even saw people create a steam name with the main spoiler in it.

  • So the dude who had a receipt from a game shop that sold him UC4… that was stolen too?!?!

    • Read the article properly…some stores sold it before release date but copies have also been stolen.

  • Don’t spoil the story by playing the game until release date? What, is the story only half finished and there will be DLC on launch to complete it?

  • we would urge you to help us prevent this from being spoiled by purchasing copies of the game ahead of the launch date

    Never misses an opportunity for a sales pitch, eh Yoshida you salty dog you.

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