According to a recent report on Kotaku, ambitious space-exploration game No Man’s Sky has been delayed. Whilst a new release date for the game has not yet been confirmed, sources are suggesting it has been pushed back until “at least July or August.”
Kotaku cites a “reliable source” as the first to share news of the delay, whilst a “second source who works at GameStop” said that retailers have been informed that marketing materials showing the original June 21 release date is incorrect, and should be covered with a “Coming Soon” label instead.
The delay has not yet been officially announced by Hello Games.
No Man’s Sky was first announced back in 2013, and virtually “stole the show” (via. BBC) according to attendees at 2014’s E3. Developed by a modest UK-based crew at Hello Games, the game proffers over 18 quintillion explorable planets, and became one of the most hyped games on 2016, following confirmation of the game’s official release date.
Last month, Sony released some demo footage sharing some of the activities the No Man’s Sky cosmos has in store. You can watch the video below.
No Man’s Sky was previously scheduled for release on June 21 2016 for PC and PlayStation 4. Whilst the expansive adventure game no longer seems slated for its previous June release, if rumours regarding the July or August pushback are correct, players won’t have to wait too long to dive into one of No Man’s Sky’s 18 quintillion foreign realms.