Highly anticipated space exploration title No Man’s Sky is officially ready for disc pressing, as developer Hello Games confirms the game has gone gold.
After several delays and a few nasty death threats, the developers at Hello Games can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Their highly anticipated space exploration game No Man’s Sky has finally gone gold, and presumably the delays are a thing of the past.
In a Tweet on the official No Man’s Sky Twitter page, the Hello Games development team can be seen celebrating with a pressed disc in-hand. It’s interesting to note the amount of people in the picture, since Hello Games first started work on the game with a very small team. Now that team has grown to include a larger force, who is ready to ship a new game.
The team has also come a long way since a flood destroyed their offices back in 2014. At the time, the Hello Games team was very small and it appeared the flood might derail any progress on No Man’s Sky. But now, nearly two years later, the finished product has gone gold and celebration will surely ensue.
It's happened. No Man's Sky just went gold. I'm so incredibly proud of this tiny team. 4 years of emotions pic.twitter.com/YJoI6JVgxq— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) July 7, 2016
For those who may not be familiar, when a game like No Man’s Sky “goes gold” that means the code is finalized and ready for disc pressing. In the case of modern releases that doesn’t mean that the developers work is done – there may still be a day 1 patch of some sort – but the gold designation does suggest that the game will not be delayed.
That being said, Uncharted 4 did go gold and was still delayed but that delay was to ensure the product would be available for a global release. We’d venture to guess that No Man’s Sky will not be in as high of demand as Uncharted 4 and therefore an August launch is still in the cards.
Even if it’s not on a triple-A scale, anticipation is certainly high for No Man’s Sky, which looks to offer something unique to gamers with its space exploration. Granted, there have been many questions regarding what players will actually do within the game, but the opportunity to fly around a universe that is so vast that no one person can see it all is intriguing.
There are also alien languages to decrypt and spaceships to make better and faster, which is something not often seen in video games before. Even the end goal of getting to the center of the universe should appeal to a wide variety of gamers, many of whom are looking for the perfect experience to end their summer drought.
No Man’s Sky releases August 9, 2016 for PC and PS4.