This past Friday PlayStation confirmed through retail sources that No Man’s Sky the epic open world space exploration game created by Hello Games will be delayed until August. Upon releasing the news, developers promptly received death threats about the delay. The previous release date of June 21st was apparently not enough time to fix any bugs and finish the polishing touches. If you have already pre-ordered or are just anxiously waiting for the game, you can expect it to hit the shelves as of August 9th!
For those that don’t know No Man’s Sky is a massive procedurally generated universe that would literally take you five billion years to explore if you stopped on each planet for only a second. That makes No Man’s Sky the largest universe that has ever been created for the gaming community. In this universe you are able to interact with different species and even take part in spaceflight combat! If you have a deeper desire to explore space, or just want a really cool time consuming game then this is for you!
What’s interesting is the community backlash from the less than savory news. Sean Murray, the managing director for Hello Games, has reported that he received death threats due to 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, 2016
Lucky for us, Sean has a decent sense of humor and is able to laugh the whole thing off. It just seems rather ridiculous that developers are receiving this much negative attention for doing something positive. They are proactively taking steps to avoid making mistakes with their products like EA and Ubisoft, and they are getting lit up about it. If anything the community should take this time to reflect on how massive a project this really is, and how difficult of an undertaking it must be.
Remember, we want a good product not something done fast and cheap. Go play Overwatch or watch some Anime and forget this delay even happened!
– The Noticed One