No Man’s Sky, the endless exploration title from Hello Games, was set to come out just after E3, on June 21. According to a report from Kotaku, though, that’s no longer true.
Two separate sources have confirmed this. One is a source who works at a GameStop. The shop received marketing materials asking stores to cover up the June 21 release date with a “Coming Soon” sticker. One of Kotaku‘s other anonymous sources, which they consider reliable, also brought information of the delay.
Neither informant was able to provide a new date, nor whether a date is even set yet by Sony and Hello Games. We could see the game, at this point, toward the end of the summer. It’s likely they want to avoid a Fall release, where the game would be competing with not only Microsoft’s holiday offerings but Sony’s own content as well. The game’s hype machine has been running for quite a while now, so a delay like this wasn’t done unless there was some very real need, like a technical or network problem that could seriously hamstring the game’s launch. It’s disappointing to have to wait longer, but likely better in the end.
No Man’s Sky hits PC and PlayStation 4 eventually.