A blog post by Sony has confirmed the rumoured delay previously reported by Kotaku for No Man’s Sky is true. The blog post which was posted on the official PlayStation blog by Sean Murray the head of Hello Games.
Hello, Sean Murray from Hello Games here, working extremely hard on our game, No Man’s Sky.
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.
He went on further to say that they are deeply sorry for the delay and that creating No Man’s Sky was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life”. He asks the fans accept his “sincere apologies” and hopes that fans still look forward to playing.