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No Man’s Sky officially delayed into August

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No Man's Sky delayed into August 2

As you’d probably heard, rumours swirled last week after Kotaku reported that hey had uncovered evidence of an imminent delay to No Man’s Sky – the incredibly ambitious space exploration title from Hello Games. What you might have missed (given it’s incredibly strange timing) was the official announcement of this. Yes, No Man’s Sky is no longer coming in June. Instead, it’s taking a few weeks to polish itself up, and that’s ok.

Creative Director on No Man’s Sky confirmed the reports late on Friday with a post to the PlayStation Blog, explaining that while development was going extremely well he feels the team needs just a little more time.

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.

This of course is a massive disappointment for those looking forward to the game in just a few short weeks, but it’s by no means a train smash. The game is still coming on August 9 and 12 (for USA and UK respectively), which means it’s not even a full two months more. Of course in typical internet fashion, people got pissed. As in, send death threats to the man in charge of making the game you so desperately want to play pissed.


This is just the tip of the iceberg, as Kotaku writer Jason Schreier received even more obscene message last week after reporting on the rumour.

The reality is that games get delayed, and coupled with the reality of so many titles shipping with issues now this should come as a relief. Sean Murray and his team have been working for years to make No Man’s Sky live up to the enormous expectation it garnered nearly three years ago. A couple of weeks isn’t going to hurt.

No Man’s Sky is out on PS4 and PC in August.

Last Updated: May 30, 2016

16 Comments

  1. That response from the Kotaku reader is insane, someone should give him a release date for Half Life 3 as punishment.

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    • Pariah

      May 30, 2016 at 08:09

      Dude, that’s by far not the worst the Kotaku writer has received. Reddit exploded with some serious hate for the guy. Not a good day for humanity.

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 30, 2016 at 08:24

        I guess don’t kill the messenger went out the window with humanity.

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 30, 2016 at 07:52

  3. Johann

    May 30, 2016 at 08:17

    I get that games sometimes get delayed so that they can polish up certain aspects, but for the love of all that is holy do not put a definite release date on your game until you are 110% sure you can make the deadline.

    Rather say something like coming Summer 2016, that gives you a broader time frame. Let people know when the game goes gold, then you can give an exact date.

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    • Pariah

      May 30, 2016 at 08:21

      Your lack of knowledge about the industry shows. Enough with the salt.

      Reply

  4. Ghost In The Rift

    May 30, 2016 at 08:21

    Meh, got Blood and Wine to keep me busy so not like i’m gonna feel the few weeks.

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  5. Ghost In The Rift

    May 30, 2016 at 08:28

    Really don’t see the problem these folks are having, just 2 months to wait for game you can play……forever…..unappreciative degenerates.

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    • Pariah

      May 30, 2016 at 08:31

      2 months really goes by in a flash. I mean, I’d understand if they were personally promised a life-saving medicine, but now it’d only be available in 3 months instead of 1, and they’re going to die in 2. THEN, maybe, this kind of reaction would be justified.

      But it’s a game. A fucking game.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 30, 2016 at 08:32

        Just wait until they get their hands on it… & it’s boring and/or buggy. trollol.

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        • Pariah

          May 30, 2016 at 08:36

          I feel for the devs if that happens. I truly do. If this is happening for a delay, then a boring/buggy game will incite mass developer genocide.

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  6. Dutch Matrix

    May 30, 2016 at 09:06

    I wanted to play with my balls tonight. You know, just flat on my back, balls exposed… But. It is too cold. So let me send death threats to the weather man.

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    • Strawman Jim

      May 30, 2016 at 11:26

      I thought playing with your balls exposed was the only way to game… !

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      • Dutch Matrix

        May 30, 2016 at 13:58

        Not in this cold…

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  7. Strawman Jim

    May 30, 2016 at 11:25

    I’m fine with the delay; if they need more time they can even delay it till 2017. My backlog will keep me sustained for a few decades. As for Jason Schreier, what a cuck. The guy is still a cockbite deluxe. I wonder what he’ll do when Kaktaku finally goes under. Will he become a faux game developer like Brianna Wu, or will Schreier find himself selling his body on the streets of New York.

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  8. chimera_85

    May 30, 2016 at 14:51

    *generic death threat*

    Reply

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