Earlier in the summer, No Man’s Sky was subject to a short delay of around three weeks. The internet went mad. Creators at Hello Games were hit with hate mail and death threats. That’s why it’s such a surprise that the PC version of the game has been delayed yet again. Thankfully, this time it’s only by three days.
The release date of No Man’s Sky has changed from 9 August to 12 August on PC only. The PS4 release date of 9 August (America) and 10 August (Europe) so far remains unchanged.
Hello Games and creator Sean Murray haven’t mentioned anything of the delay either on the official website or on their Twitter feeds. As such, no reason has been given for the last-minute delay, but there’s some speculation of it being related to allegations of the team using a Dutch research company’s patented “superformula” to calculate No Man’s Sky‘s random generation.
Perhaps the short delay is merely administrative; with the PS4 version seemingly unaffected, we can’t imagine anything too sinister going on behind the scenes. Either way, three days isn’t too much longer to wait. We just hope it lives up to all the hype when we finally do get our hands on it.