I am SOOOOOOOOO disappointed that this game got delayed. I was really looking forward to it. I am pretty sure that basically the delay came as Sony wanting them to make the game more......show off-able due to very mixed reactions from both of the last showings. Also the game just didn't seem to be coming along the way you would expect a game that is coming out in just a few months. Every time they spoke of it it was like they just started, that the game was still mostly a concept. Lets not even talk about the gameplay showings that seemed to have been barely scraped together. WTF Ready at Dawn?
I think the game will be great, but I would have really liked it to be great in the Holiday line up 2014. Missing the holiday will be a HUGE hit to potential sales. RAD does not have the pedigree behind it like Naughty Dog or Sony Santa Monica to survive in any climate. As RAD's FIRST console game release, it was being propped by Holiday Hype.
This is a huge blow to Sony's momentum too. XBO just dropped price, they are talking about their big dogs, Halo, which is bigger sales wise than Uncharted. They have cemented 2 games in for the Holiday with little fear of being delayed. For the rest of this year Sony has The Last of Us Remastered and.......nada. The Last Guardian in 2014 would be nice but lets be honest, its going to be niche, great, but very niche. They still need something more mainstream for 2014 to really maintain their foothold. Uncharted 4 would be MOST ideal but maybe far fetch at this point. They better bombard us with games come E3 is all I'm saying.