When Amazon made the upcoming PS4 installment of the Uncharted series available for pre-order this November (as reported back then by the Examiner), they used December 31st, 2014 as a placeholder date, indicating that the retailer expected the game to be released this year.
That expectation has apparently changed, as Amazon has now changed that date to December 31st, 2015. While it’s definitely too early for the game to have a firm release date, prompting retailers to use placeholders, often large ones like Amazon do communicate with publishers to set their release windows. Whatever the case, something might have prompted Amazon to correct its release expectation from this year to the next.
It’s also worth mentioning that Sony Computer Entertainment UK General Manager Fergal Gara listed inFAMOUS: Second Son, Driveclub and The Order: 1886 as the big titles coming from Sony this year during yesterday’s press conference in London, while he didn’t make any mention of Uncharted.
Of course we should still take this with a grain of salt, as no official announcement has been made by Sony on a possible release window (and we probably won’t see one for a long time).
As a funny side note, British retailer Shopto has set a tentative release date for the game’s preorder as well, and it’s a rather hilarious one: not only the retailer expects the game to ship on May 23rd, in less than four months, but they’re also guaranteeing delivery with a £5.00 compensation “if if for ANY reason you do not” receive the game by that date.
While I believe in miracles, and the folks at Naughty Dog are considered by many like gods of game development, I seriously doubt they’re going to be able to finish the game by May.