Don't get me wrong, I've got plenty to play and I think the holiday lineup is fine.

Even if you've only got PlayStation 4, you still have access to some of the year's best, including Fallout 4 , Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (and yes, I'm aware MGSV launched a little outside the holiday rush on September 1, but I guarantee it'll still sell well in November and December).

That being said, I do believe Sony – and the industry at large – could've really benefited from getting Uncharted 4: A Thief's End this holiday season. Not only would Sony have had a AAA PS4 exclusive to brag about, but it also would've been both a nice contrast and an interesting complement. I mean, it would've contrasted with a lot of the other holiday titles, which are open-world adventures or shooters, and it would've made for an intriguing comparison to Rise of the Tomb Raider . And with both titles only being available on competing platforms for the holiday season, that could've resulted in all sorts of fun confrontation.

I know Naughty Dog needed more time and this is one game that shouldn't be rushed. By all means, make us wait until March because we're all expecting greatness. But I still think this holiday season without that anticipated Uncharted 4 hype feels a little empty. We're also talking about one of the most acclaimed video game franchises of all time; that fact alone would've increased the holiday intrigue factor by quite a bit.

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