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A big rumor is claiming that No Man’s Sky is being delayed. 

The rumor began with Kotaku, who have reported two specific sources that have pointed to the current release date for No Man’s Sky, June 21st, as being moved. The first source was an anonymous insider that has claimed No Man’s Sky has been delayed slightly to later in the summer; July or August. The second source, which is a bit more credible, stems from an informant at Gamestop, who revealed new promotional material for the game but also showed off a major caveat to the promo material, as stated below.

“The release date for No Man’s Sky has changed since the provided posters were printed. Please use a coming soon pop-on to cover up the date and communicate as needed to your guest about the change of release.”

Photo Courtesy of Kotaku

Photo Courtesy of Kotaku

Whether or not the information is reliable is still unknown. At the time of this writing, websites and pre-orders for No Man’s Sky are still stating a June 21st release date, and at this time, both Sony and Hello Games have yet to make a statement regarding a release date change.

No Man’s Sky has been teased since 2013, and has spent nearly three years in development by the small team at Hello Games, and has been heavily pushed by Sony as a major title for the Playstation 4. 

We have contacted Hello Games and Sony for confirmation on this rumor. We shall update this story if new information is revealed. 


Quick Take

I really hope this is not true, basically. No Man’s Sky is so close to being released, and being one of my own personal anticipated games (and the only one besides Pokemon Sun and Moon to come out this year) it is a big deal that the game is getting a delay. Thankfully, all signs point to it being only a month or two, but even then, the question now is do we trust the anonymous source and evidence from GameStop, or no?

What do you think? Please leave your comments below. 

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  • Pesty

    Ah, the Schadenfreude warms the depths of my black, black heart. If this rumor turns out to be true, then I submit to to you this: Hello Games have fully realized that they’re piloting an over-hyped trainwreck-in-the-making. This would be but the first attempt of several to attempt to reduce speed and avoid a fiery crash at Station: Release Date.

    Of course, this rumor may just as easily prove false, and simply be Kotaku pulling shit outta their ass because Hello Games have been mum on the coming of their digital messiah. Honestly, this is the story I am more inclined to believe.

  • Gargie

    Delay > Halfassed beta quality pos

  • Professor_Icepick

    Wow, I thought I was the only person who thought No Man’s Sky was ridiculously overrated.

  • Robert Grosso

    How very negative of you.

  • Dan

    I’m worried that it will turn out to be the most complicated, randomly generated walk’em up ever. I’ve seen no game yet, just pretty places to visit unless I missed a video.

  • Souvik Roy Choudhury

    As much as I like the idea of the game, I have yet to see any actual gameplay other than visiting planets in ships. Will there be combat? Mining? Crafting? Tech trees? Upgrades? Trading? Will there be a story campaign or will it be completely open ended? I have a lot of questions and I hope the game lives upto it’s hype.

  • Robert Grosso

    This might cover some of that. IGN has done a few pieces on the game already, including long gameplay videos like the one linked below. Shows off combat, mining, crafting, conversations and upgrades.

    No campaign, completely open-ended. You basically make your own story.

  • jaygerbomb

    IGN’s shown some lenghty videos, one of which is linked below in another comment.

    I have the game pre-ordered, but I have a feeling it’s going to turn out to be another Spore, where it does many things, but does none of them particularly well. That said, based on the videos, I’m fine with it not being great at any one thing – it looks like exactly what I want in terms of space exploration, that no other game has quite resonated with me yet.

  • Chris Anderson

    There’s nothing to rate yet, yet somehow the game is overrated. Right.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to playing it regardless! I’d rather they delay to fix things and push for a release date when the game’s not ready.

  • coboney

    in this case overrated likely means overhyped.

    And the hype machine for NMS is pretty strong

  • Chris Anderson

    They would’ve said overhyped if they meant overhyped. It’s a popular buzzword.

    I’d rather wait with forming an opinion until I’ve actually played enough to form an opinion.

  • Rurik

    I have a feeling it going be like spore and you get bored after your 3rd planet you visited.

  • Dindu Nuffin

    I’m still optimistic about this, but is there anything more deathly dull than single player Minecraft?

    The fact they’re STILL being inconsistent about multiplayer (or the actual lack thereof) is a huge warning sign to me. Survival games BOMB in solo play. They’re just timewasters dropped at the first opportunity.

    A lot of people are going to be buying this expecting a multiplayer Minecraft in space, and there’s going to be a backlash.

    Not everyone reads reviews or watches previews. In fact, going by the numbers, the VAST majority don’t.

  • Souvik Roy Choudhury

    well, here’s hoping it turns out to be good. Still won’t pre – oder though. 😛