No Man’s Sky, the upcoming space exploration title from Hello Games has been delayed, according to a new report from Kotaku.
Officially, No Man’s Sky is due out for PS4 and PC on June 21 in North America, June 22 in Europe, and June 24 in the UK, but the new report suggests that the game has been bumped back till at least July or August.
Kotaku has heard this news from two sources. One is a reliable frequent source for the site, while the other is a GameStop employee who received marketing materials for the game with the original release date.
However, the GameStop employee has said that stores have been informed the release date is now incorrect, and should cover it up with “coming soon” stickers. Take a look below.
Meanwhile, Tech Radar has also confirmed these reports with their own trusted source, as well as with a contact from UK retailer GAME.
Remember that nothing has been confirmed by Hello Games or publisher Sony just yet, but considering the scale and ambition of No Man’s Sky, a delay wouldn’t be all that surprising.
No Man’s Sky release date was only announced back in March, after several years in development. For a game set in a fully explorable procedurally generated universe with over 18 quintillion planets, I imagine there might be a few creases they want to try and iron out.
A fair few fans have already placed pre-orders on the title, so if this delay turns out to be true I suspect we’ll have some very disappointed gamers out there.
Still, as Shigeru Miyamoto himself once said: “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad”. We just have to trust that Hello Games know what they’re doing.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.