Earlier this week, Kotaku reported No Man’s Sky, the ambitious space exploration game from Hello Games, was being delayed, and late Friday the news was confirmed via Sony’s blog. The new release date has been set for Aug. 9, about a month later than its previously scheduled June 21 release.
Here’s what Sean Murray, the game’s creator, said on Friday:
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 was first teased by Murray in 2013 and was later officially announced by Sony in 2014. Slowly, Hello Games has shown off more of the title, demonstrating how the game handles its procedurally generated world.
If you’ve never heard of the title, players are essentially tasked with exploring an open universe, which is said to be filled with over 18 quintillion planets.
All things considered, the delay is relatively minor, so hopefully the game doesn’t face any other unforeseen setbacks over the coming weeks. No Man’s Sky will be available for PlayStation 4 and PC.