Why We Really Shouldn't Complain About Uncharted 4's Delay
While it's certainly true that this delay may cause a holiday problem for Sony, the bottom line is simple:
If Naughty Dog needed more time to make this an absolutely memorable title, then so be it.
I know people are calling the delay of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End a catastrophe but of course, that's short-sighted. It's not even a problem. It's only a problem from a PS4 hardware sales perspective (what exclusives does the system have scheduled for the holiday rush?) but aside from that, what's the issue? If you tell me you don't have enough to play, you're either lying or you've got way too much free time.
Know what the real catastrophe would be? If Naughty Dog rushed deadlines to push Uncharted 4 out the door before it was ready. Not only would it sully the franchise's good name but it's really not what the PS4 needs. After a series of somewhat lackluster exclusive offerings, the new Uncharted needs to be borderline flawless, as far as many are concerned. And if it isn't, if they release it too soon and it's lacking that patented Naughty Dog polish, we'll never hear the end of it.
Let them make the game amazing. It always surprises me when an amazing game essentially nullifies previous negative headlines. In other words, if this title turns out to be the AAA game we all expect it to be, you won't hear anymore whining about its delay. So really, let's get some perspective here.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 4
3/16/2015 10:00:39 PM Ben Dutka