It came as a bit of a shock when Hello Games, the small indie studio has mysteriously sent correspondence to the game retail chain GameStop asking them to cover the posters release date with “Coming Soon” stickers. Well, finally Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games reached out for comment through the PlayStation blog and had this to say:
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.
Thankfully, the ambitious open-world exploration game will have a new release date, even if it is more than a month after the original. Sean went on to speak upon his development team and the project as a whole and how excited he is to finally see his work come into full light. It won’t be too much longer, and I’m sure that it is better to take the time to fix the bugs now than to release and unfinished product. You can see the rest of what Sean had to say here!