Back in March, I was filled with excitement at the fact that No Man's Sky finally had an official release date of June 21st which would have been next month. I've saved my pennies and already ordered a new video card for the occasion. Unfortunately, my purchase was a little premature as it was announced yesterday that the release of the game has been delayed.
Sean Murray took to the Playstation Blog to announce that, unfortunately, they just need a little bit more time to finish the game.
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.
The release of the game has been pushed back August 9th in North America, August 10th in Europe, and August 12th in the UK to give the surprisingly small development team time to put the finishing touches.
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.
There is certainly something commendable about making sure you get the product right instead of just pushing it out in a rush to meet deadlines. Hopefully, this will be the only delay in the release of the game. For the time being, while fans are disappointed they're generally supportive and are still looking forward to a fantastic game. And there's the rub. With the delay and it's asking price, the expectation is that much higher for No Man's Sky. Hopefully, they'll be able to deliver. I have faith and enough PTO to get real acquainted with the game when it does come out.
No Man's Sky is set for release August 9th.
Source: Playstation Blog