Somebody managed to steal a bunch of Uncharted 4 copies in the UK just a couple of weeks ahead of its release. Let’s just imagine it as a daring, Fast and Furious-style high-speed, multi-vehicle theft of incredibly complex proportions.
According to a post on the Playstation Blog, Sony is working with authorities to figure out who nabbed “a number” of copies of Uncharted 4 that were stolen “in transit.” In the post, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida writes that what Sony’s really worried about is players getting spoiled on Uncharted 4’s story.
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 spoilt by not purchasing copies of the game ahead of the launch date. Please rest assured we will be very vigilant to protect you from this as far as we can so you can enjoy Uncharted 4’s experience to its fullest on May 10th.
Meanwhile, those unscrupulous members of the international criminal community looking for an early copy of Uncharted won’t find them cheap—Eurogamer reports one eBay listing of the game at £99.99. The nice legal version is going for £44.00 on Amazon UK.
The listing Eurogamer spotted actually has been pulled, in fact, and the report states the seller claimed the UK’s HM Revenue & Customs office had seized 10,000 copies of the game over unpaid value-added tax. The eBay seller claimed they got the listed copy because HMRC was selling the seized games.
The plot thickens! So it might not just be a hijacking, but an international Ocean’s Eleven heist-slash-conspiracy to score an incredibly valuable commodity: an early copy of a video game that’ll be released in less than two weeks.