A recent change to the game’s about page reveals that No Man’s Sky on PC has been unexpectedly pushed back from its August 9th release date to August 12th.
Saying the words No Man’s Sky and delay in a sentence is never advisable after what happened to the developers at Hello Games following the announcement of their first major delay, but sometimes things happen. That’s exactly the case with No Man’s Sky on PC, which was unfortunately pushed back earlier today.
The good news is the No Man’s Sky PC release date delay is only three days – the title will now release on August 12th for the platform – so PC gamers won’t be left out in the cold for that long. And those on console can still grab the game for PS4 on August 9th – the most recent release date announced.
No Man’s Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy, coming to PS4 on August 9th in North America and August 10th in Europe, and on PC worldwide on August 12th.
As of yet, developer Hello Games has not revealed why No Man’s Sky was delayed on PC, but a three-day difference suggests some smaller issues needed to be worked out. But right now the only reason we know that No Man’s Sky is delayed is because the game’s about page was changed. Changing the about page doesn’t necessarily guarantee the delay is real – it could be some type of back-end mistake – but as of right now it’s best to temper expectations and keep calm.
Considering what happened the last time Hello Games announced a delay for No Man’s Sky, the developers have every reason to try to keep this as low key as possible. Death threats to the studio, the major creators, and even journalists who broke the news on the delay were just some of the troubling occurrences that followed the delay announcement. Clearly, No Man’s Sky has a lot of fans that are chomping at the bit to play the game, and anything that puts them further away from achieving that goal is seen as a personal affront. Obviously it’s not, but that’s the culture we live in right now.
Luckily, No Man’s Sky is only a few weeks from release, on both console and PC. The game just recently went gold and the developers are starting to share more and more gameplay details, including a skill tree that looks a lot like the one in Destiny. Those are all good signs when it comes to proving that a game is on track for its current release date, so hopefully this PC push-back is merely to iron out some bugs. If it is legitimate, though, fans can expect Hello Games to address the delay at some point soon.
No Man’s Sky releases August 9 for PS4 and August 12 for PC.