No Man's Sky
"No Man's Sky" will be released in August. PlayStation Blog

Following a leak from reports and a GameStop personnel regarding a possible delay for “No Man’s Sky,” developer Hello Games has finally broken the silence and confirmed. Instead of launching next month, the developer has delayed the game a few weeks until August.

Hello Games’ Sean Murray has taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm that “No Man’s Sky” will now be released on Aug. 9 in America, Aug. 10 in Europe and Aug. 12 in the U.K. According to Murray, the delay is due to some polishing needed to bring the game up to standards.

But to end fans’ worries, “No Man’s Sky” is already coming along nicely as a full piece. This delay appears to be mostly to ensure that the game rolls out as expected, considering that it has been the biggest project to date of its caliber.

“Making this game is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but we are so close now, and we’re prepared to make the tough choices to get it right,” said Murray to PlayStation Blog. “For all our sakes though, we get one shot to make this game and we can’t mess it up.”

Some people in the gaming community did not receive the news well, especially since the announcement did not come from the developer first. However, according to DualShockers, the new release dates were recently just finalised.

In a series of tweets by Murray, the developer had emphasised that the progress is running smoothly. The new dates apply to both the PS4 and PC versions of “No Man’s Sky.”

Amid all the apologies to the community, Murray had also let fans in on what’s happening with the developer. And it seems like he has received death threats following the announcement.

“I have received loads of death threats this week, but don’t worry, Hello Games now looks like the house from Home Alone #pillowfort,” Murray had said over Twitter.

Over at Reddit, the “No Man’s Sky” community has been supportive of the developer’s decision to take more time in polishing the game. Others have defended the developer, noting that Hello Games has shown passion in creating the game, and that the creators do not deserve the threats.

“If you look at Sean’s Twitter, dude obviously cares about the game. I’ve said” it before and I’ll say it again: I’ll wait another month and a half to play a game that’ll be less buddy than waiting for it to be ‘patched,’” said one Redditor theprophetchuck.

“This tweet actually made me feel upset, because he doesn’t deserve the treatment that he’s getting. Lots of support Sean!’ said Choobalicious.