No Mans Sky August delay confirmed following death threats

first_imgLast week a rumor started to spread online that the highly-anticipated adventure survival game No Man’s Sky was going to suffer a launch delay. The June 21 release date was being covered up in GameStop stores with “coming soon” stickers, and Sony along with developer Hello Games weren’t saying anything. The rumor suggested a one or two month delay at most.Sure enough, the rumor was true. No Man’s Sky will now be launching on August 9 in the US (August 10 across Europe, and August 12 in the UK). The reason for the delay is one of polish. Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, explained that the team needed the extra time because, “some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards.” Sean acknowledges the news will be disappointing to many gamers, but also points to the fact he is part of a tiny team creating a game on a scale few have attempted before.In the grand scheme of things waiting an extra couple of months for a game isn’t something to get too upset about. Even so, Sean admitted on Twitter that he’s received death threats over the delay.I have received loads of death threats this week, but don’t worry, Hello Games now looks like the house from Home Alone #pillowfort— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) May 28, 2016This is ridiculous.Sean has clearly taken the threats lightly, as he should, but I think this is more a reflection of the false sense of anonymity the Internet offers people upset about a thing not happening. It shouldn’t happen, but we all know it will and that the large majority of these threats are a case of an upset individual being presented with an opportunity to comment before their brain catches up.No Man’s Sky continues to look like an incredibly ambitious and exciting project, and if it delivers on both those fronts come August 9, will leave people wanting to hug rather than hurt Sean Murray.last_img

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