It’s been a couple stressful days since Kotaku reported on sources which told them that No Man’s Sky would be delayed. Of course, no one wanted to believe it, but today Sony confirmed with Kotaku and also changed the release date on the store’s official page for the game to an August 9th release date. No Man’s Sky was originally intended to be released on June 21st, right after E3 week. The delay pushes it back seven weeks from its original release date and closer to the end of the summer.
One of the sources which notified Jason Schreier of Kotaku about the delay was a GameStop employee who reported that they had received marketing materials for the game. Those materials claimed a June 21st release date, but employees were notified to cover that date up with a “Coming soon” label because the release date was no longer true.
No Man’s Sky is one of my most anticipated games of 2016, and I know there are a few others here at BagoGames that are very excited about the title. Hello Games, who previously worked on the Joe Danger games, are venturing into extremely ambitious territory with their space exploration title, and we’ll have to wait until August 9th now to see whether they succeed or not. Chances are we will see more of No Man’s Sky at E3 2016 as a part of Sony’s conference.