'No Man's Sky' release date delayed to August 9

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It seems that fans who have waited for a long time for Hello Games’ upcoming first person, open world survival adventure game “No Man’s Sky” will have to wait just a little bit longer, as the rumors that previously suggested that the game will be delayed have now been confirmed.

It was previously reported earlier this year that “No Man’s Sky” will be coming to the PC and PlayStation 4 on June 21, but the game’s release date how now been pushed back by almost two months.

Rumors about the delay rose last week when Kotaku first reported that “No Man’s Sky” will allegedly no longer be coming on June 21. A source said that the game will be coming some time in either July or August instead, which another source backed up based on promotional materials given to video game retail chain GameStop.

According to the second source, who was allegedly working for GameStop, they were sent marketing materials featuring the game’s originally announced date but were then informed that the stated date was no longer correct and should be covered up by a “Coming Soon” label.

TechRadar then reported that their own sources also said the same thing, but could also not provide an accurate date for the delayed release.

A few days later, Sean Murray, founder of “No Man’s Sky” developer studio Hello Games, shared a blog post on the official PlayStation website and confirmed the delay. Murray said, “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 game’s new release date is now August 9 for the North American region. Developed and published by Hello Games, Sony will handle the distribution of “No Man’s Sky” for the PlayStation 4, while iam8bit will handle the PC version.