We can now confirm that Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky will now release on August 9th. The new release date can now be found on the games official page on Sony’s website. The leak was rumoured earlier in the week via in-store communication sent from Sony to US retailer Gamestop.
Whilst it’s disappointing, it’s important to remember that Hello Games is only a tiny team, and the idea of No Man’s Sky was always going to be an ambitiously difficult one to pull off. Lets just hope that the delay allows them to create a masterpiece.
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.
We understand that this news is disappointing. Making this game is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but we are so close now, and we’re prepared to make the tough choices to get it right.