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We all get a little mad about video games sometimes. The last few weeks before that game you’ve been dying to play comes out seem to crawl by with the speed of a sleeping slug, and you’re constantly checking the calendar to make sure today is not the day you can boot it up and lose yourself in the game’s world. Some people wanting to play Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End got a little extra mad, though. 

In a blog post on the official PlayStation blog, Sony Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida comments on some of the copies of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End popping up in the wild before release, saying that some of these copies were stolen during delivery to various stores around the world. 

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.

With the investigation ongoing, Yoshida advises that the community remains vigilant since the owners of the stolen copies will be able to post spoilers of the narrative-heavy game online, possibly ruining some of the story’s twists and turns before you get to play the game yourself. 

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.

So for the time being, maybe be careful about reading or participating in forum threads about the game online (if you use the Reddit Enhancement Suite you can tweak some settings to automatically block all mentions of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End from that popular website) so you’ll be able to play the game unspoiled! Alternatively, you can try your luck at ordering the game from Amazon since they are apparently already sending copies out to the public. 

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is coming to a PlayStation 4 near you on May 10.

Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.