In case you missed it, earlier this week a shipment containing multiple copies of Uncharted 4 was stolen in what Sony has described as a violent attack. Since then, copies of the game have found their way into the hands of eager fans trawling websites such as eBay.
It’s not the kind of story we’re used to hearing on the road to a game’s launch, especially one as anticipated as Uncharted 4. Yesterday, at a press event in Rome for the game’s release, we spoke with game director Bruce Straley about the incident.
Naturally, he wasn’t pleased to hear of the armed robbery so close to the game’s May 10th launch.
“For me, personally, I don’t care about the money” he explains. “Sony cares about the money and Sony should certainly be like, ‘We need to get these people, we need to stop these criminals.’ This is against the law, but that’s not my issue.
“My issue is spoiling things for the player. Because we craft these experiences and we have so many gems, we really go out of our way to preserve the experience for the player.
“That’s the thing that I get upset about, because we have major moments inside of this game that huge impact on the player. They’re specifically crafted; we’ve work very hard to craft this moment to make it land, make it impactful and to resonate into what you feel, if that’s spoiled for the player, then that hurts me and that hurts that player.
“Straight up, as the creator, that sucks.”
To read the interview in full, be sure to check back next week when we’ll have plenty more Uncharted news, articles and features. Until then, if you’re looking to avoid spoilers, stay vigilant.