Confirmed: No Man’s Sky Delayed Until August For ‘Extra Polish’ – Tech Times

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Space explorers need to muster a bit of extra patience before embarking on epic adventures on No Man’s Sky.

The title will land on Aug. 9 in North America, with the confirmation coming straight from Hello Games, the developer of the highly anticipated game. Gamers in Europe will be able to start their intergalactic engines on Aug. 10, though UK space travelers wil have to wait until Aug. 12.

The previous timeline showed No Man’s Sky landing on PC and PS4 in June.

Sean Murray, a member of the developing team, took to the PlayStation blog and explained the reasons behind the delay.

“[No Man’s Sky has] some key moments [that] needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards,” Murray points out.

He goes on to add that the game’s universe is unprecedentedly vast. Murray notes that a game of this scale has never been engineered before and it is understandable that expectation levels are mounting.

He guarantees that development “is genuinely going well” thanks to a team of talented folks that put everything they got into their work.

“We get one shot to make this game and we can’t mess it up,” Murray underlines.

As a reminder, No Man’s Sky was first announced in 2013.

The game features a procedurally generated universe containing more than 18 quintillion planets to explore. A big selling point for the title is the fact that each of the planets sports its particular ecosystems and wildlife. What is more, the atmospheric audio comes from 65daysofstatic, which also used procedurally generated music in the soundtrack.

The fan base of the game is on its toes, as the huge dimension of the game backs its main premise, exploration. Despite the fact that every player will roam through the same virtual universe, developers claim that the chances of players running into one another are slim.

This means that there is a big chance for you to be the first on most planets that you visit.

First rumors of the delay popped up earlier this month. Kotaku got an insider telling it that the game will go live later than the expected date, but that does not seem to phase out the dedicated fan base of the epic game. Developers who take their time tend to deliver better products than those who rush into things, so the wait might be well worth it.

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Confirmed: No Man’s Sky Delayed Until August For ‘Extra Polish’ – Tech Times