No Man's Sky Director Receives Death Threats Over August Delay

Published: May 31, 2016 9:20 AM /


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With the recent news of No Man's Sky now delayed to August, Hello Games director Sean Murray is reported to have received death threats over the titles delay.

In a recent twitter post (below), Murray tweeted that he has received "loads" of death threats within the past week.

In addition to Sean's threats, Kotaku writer Jason Schreier also received a number of death threats over his initial reports of No Man's Sky delay.

In a post sent via direct message, Schreier shared his initial message on twitter (below) which read as the following;

Your little article about No Man's Sky being delayed, has made me hate you to my very core. Its the only thing i live, and you go and write that bullshit about a delay.

Instead of visiting London later this month, i think i'll come by and say hi to you, and f**k you up.

You think you can get away with this that easy? Making fun of our reddit page also?

Sounds like you have a death wish. We will find you.

No Man's Sky is open world space survival title, where players can explore a universe of over 18 quintillion planets. Developed by UK based studio Hello Games, the company is currently run by a team of fifteen people. No Man's Sky has been in development for over three years now and is the studio's biggest title to date. If you want to know more about the game, check out our All We Know About No Man's Sky article.

No Man’s Sky is set for released on PC and PlayStation 4 on August 9th in North America, August 10th in Europe, and August 12th in the UK.

Quick Take

Regardless of whether or not these threats are legitimate, people seriously need to grow up. I get it can be especially frustrating seeing a title you're looking forward get pushed back by a month or two. But honestly, in my recent experiences of botched releases and 10Gb day one patches, I'd be happy to wait a year nowadays if it meant I'd be receiving a completed, bug-free title.

That said, these death threats are nothing more but childish rants.    

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