For the past couple of days rumors have been circling suggesting that Hello Games No Man’s Sky was going to be seeing a delay, the game that was originally set to arrive on June 21st has now been officially confirmed to be facing a delay pushing it back by a couple of months. No Man’s Sky has now been set for release on August 9th of this year according to the Playstation website, Sony themselves have not officially confirmed the delay but the change in release is fitting.
In regards to an actual delay announcement the games creator Sean Murray took to the Playstation Blog to announce the delay following the reveal. He sites a need to deliver something special and provide the game with a few more pieces of much needed polish as the key reason behind the delay, certainly this is upsetting for those on the edge of their seats waiting for the games release, but we should expect a better game. Murray shared:
The game really has come together, and it’s such an incredible relief. As we sit an play it now, and as I watch playtesters every day, I can finally let myself get excited. We’re actually doing this.
However, as we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards. I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special.
After a short delay, No Man’s Sky will launch in North America on August 9, in Europe August 10, and in the UK August 12.