Some retail copies of Uncharted 4 made their way into the hands of gamers early. According to a post on the official PlayStation Blog, the games were stolen while in transit, and some of them have shown up in the UK.

According to Eurogamer, a person known simply as “Dave” had listed a copy of the game for a much higher price than it will retail for on eBay. As you might expect, that listing was taken down and its seller may be part of a criminal investigation that was mentioned by Shuhei Yoshida, president of SCE Worldwide Studios. 

“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,” said Yoshida.

He went on to urge fans to wait and buy the game at release both to avoid spoiling the story, but also to support developer Naughty Dog.

“We know that very many of you have been looking forward with great anticipation and excitement to the latest masterpiece from Naughty Dog. From what I have played of Nathan Drake’s latest adventure, I can tell you that it is very much worth the wait,” he said. “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.”

Uncharted 4 is really scheduled for release on May 10.

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