Sony confirms previous rumors of yet another delay for the upcoming massive sci-fi game No Man’s Sky, and also announces a new release date for the game.

Gamers have been waiting to get their hands on the ambitious No Man’s Sky since the game was first announced in 2013. Rumors of another delay cropped up a couple of days ago, and now Sony has confirmed the accuracy of these rumors. According to Sony, No Man’s Sky has been delayed by about two months from its original June release date.

While it’s unfortunate that No Man’s Sky will not meet its June release date, on the bright side, it’s been given a new one. Assuming that there are no further delays, No Man’s Sky should be available for PC and PlayStation 4 beginning August 9th.

With a game as large and ambitious as No Man’s Sky, delays are to be expected. After all, No Man’s Sky apparently has 5 billion years worth of content, which makes it arguably largest video game created to date. And not only is it boasting sheer size, but No Man’s Sky also seems look like it has some complex features as well. For example, No Man’s Sky has alien languages for the various species that players will encounter in the game, which sounds like something that would have been challenging to create.

No Man's Sky Dinosaur

Features like these have helped make No Man’s Sky popular not only to the gaming community, but also to the mainstream masses. No Man’s Sky has been featured on late night talk shows, on top of the regular coverage from the gaming press. If its (assumed) showing during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference is as impressive as previous presentations of the game, then perhaps Hello Games will be asked to return to the late night talk show circuit to demo No Man’s Sky yet again. It may even feature in one of Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer segments.

All of this attention No Man’s Sky is getting dwarfs the pre-release hype that Hello Games has had for its previous titles, like Joe Danger. Perhaps Hello Games wants to make sure that No Man’s Sky lives up to this considerable hype, and the game’s delay ensures the game is as polished as possible.

Fans have been waiting for No Man’s Sky since its surprise reveal trailer at VGX in 2013, so having to wait a couple more months shouldn’t be too hard. Most fans would probably prefer a delay over receiving a product that has issues at launch. Hopefully this delay allows No Man’s Sky to meet its full potential when it launches in a few months.

No Man’s Sky will be available on August 9th for PC and PlayStation 4.

Source: Kotaku