One of the most anticipated games of the year has been delayed; No Man’s Sky will now drop in August instead of its original June release date.
There were rumors during the week about the delay, but it has now been confirmed by the games creator, Sean Murray, via the PlayStation blog.
“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.”
The game certainly seems to be one of the more ambitious releases in recent memory, so it’s one that they definitely want to ensure is more than polished for release. We were pretty keen on playing it next month, but I guess a further 6-7 weeks isn’t the end of the world.