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Hello Games confirm short PC delay for No Man's Sky

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Update August 3, 2016: There was recently some confusion about the PC release date for No Man's Sky, as it had seemingly been changed from August 9 to August 12. We contacted Sean Murray at the time to confirm, but he's just taken to Twitter to do just that. 

Though No Man's Sky was supposed to release this coming Tuesday - in less than a week - it's taken until now for Hello Games to confirm a short PC delay. 

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Sean Murray says that there are reasons the studio had to be tight lipped about the delay, leading many to believe that it's something to do with the Sony PlayStation 4 deal, since that's still due for an August 9 release.

However, in the series of tweets, Sean Murray hints at it being something to do with it being not quite ready. 

We had expected something was amiss, seeing as there's still no word on No Man's Sky review code for PC. Let's hope this is the last hiccup before the studio gets some much-needed time off. 

Update August 3, 2016: Sean Murray tweeted that Hello Games have finished work on the first update to No Man's Sky, adding "new features, balancing and content."

The unluckiest studio in the world, Hello Games, were up until 5am last night finishing work on the first update to their new game after a week of No Man's Sky leaked information and drama over the game's length.

Founder and creator Sean Murray tweeted out this picture a few hours ago.

It proved a much-needed positive note for the official subreddit and general community after the weekend's revelations about a leaked copy of the game. Some are hoping that this means the problems experienced by the person who acquired early access will be fixed, particularly the system he used to quickly farm resources and reach the center of the galaxy.

Murray hasn't tweeted anything further, so we don't know if this is a launch-day update or something set for further down the line. It being finished doesn't mean immediately playable, as there could still be bug-fixing and tweaking to do, on top of certification processes.

Sadly the PC still sits three days behind, with launch due on August 12 rather than PS4's August 9 and 10 depending on region. We'll bring you more exact timing when we have it, though the normal Steam release time of 6pm British, 10am Pacific seems likely.

Update 11 Jul, 2016: Several tweets from Sean Murray of Hello Games have revealed some extra details about No Man's Sky.

Tweeting from the official account, Sean Murray has mentioned both what Hello Games are currently working on, and how big the game is on the disc.

Here's the tweets:

Release is still scheduled for August 9. Can it live up to the hype? We'll find out in under a month.

Original story Jul 7, 2016: It's actually happening. No more delays. No more natural disasters wiping away the work of Hello Games. No more angry internet plebs. Just a game about hopping between planets in a massive, shared universe. No Man's Sky has finally been deemed worthy to be put on disc. 

You can stop typing out that death threat to the Hello Games developers working to bring you this lovely-looking space game now. Everything is ready for the slightly delayed August 9 release.

Phasers set to stun, engines on, angry internet men stashed safely in a drawer. The launch sequence has been initiated. 

Just look how happy their little faces are:

No Man's Sky

"It's happened. No Man's Sky just went gold," said lead designer Sean Murray on Twitter. "I'm so incredibly proud of this tiny team. Four years of emotions."

Who's grabbing it day-one? 

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Aever Avatar
1 Year ago

I'll wait for a few reviews.

nu1mlock Avatar
1 Year ago

The game is still set to release on August 10 on Steam in Sweden and August 9 in the US. It's probably just you unlucky Brits that gets games later, which is not that uncommon. Unfortunate, but true.

Besides, it's easy to simply use a VPN to start playing the game when it goes live in the US if you can't wait.

Edit August 6th: Yup, release date has been changed in Sweden on Steam. Very unfortunate and extremely irresponsible and poorly handled.

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xNuke(1 day played)
1 Year ago

I wonder what the reason for this might be. 3 days doesn't seem like a lot to work on the game in any way.

It's already been sold in some stores too, there's people playing it right now.

And consoles get to play it ahead of PC gamers...

It all makes no sense

Belimawr Avatar
1 Year ago

Sony are publishing it, would make sense for them to time it on the PS4, but I would have expected longer if that was the cause, it seems more likely it is to hold off the day one strain on the server, get the PS4 in then a few days later the PC to gate the sever strain over a week instead of all in one day.

as for the people playing it now, stores always break street dates, it's a fact of life, but due to reviewer code the servers need to be live, so that is why the servers are up but they will be wiped before launch this has already been confirmed.

AnAuldWolf Avatar
1 Year ago

I still don't know how to feel about this one. Like I said elsewhere -- On the one hand, you have a seemingly brilliant and diverse Universe; On the other you're driving around the Universe in your dad's used, archaic, and frankly shitty budget car. It takes a lot of the wonder away when your spaceship isn't so much a spaceship as an anachronistic coffin with glass windows in space designed to appeal to uninteresting people.

I don't know. It's hard to call how I'll feel about this one. I feel strongly about all of these uninspired spaceships. As I also said elsewhere; Sci-fi was more imaginative in the '90s, look at the ships in Earth: Final Conflict. You could have a living techno-organic ship with its own personality, no bloody glass windows, and loads of really high-tech things going on everywhere.

But it's not for people like me, is it? It's for people who want to fly old jet fighters in space. It makes me grumble, because I can appreciate the Universe, just not the old grandpa ships.

NihlusGreen Avatar
1 Year ago

I guess in this world the tech is more at the BSG / Star Wars stage than Eve online / Earth: Final Conflict.

Hopefully there are more ships to be found and flown.

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Dead Pixel(2 days 10 hours played)
1 Year ago

Extra ships in the game have already been confirmed by Sean Murray in several Youtube videos :) You start off with a basic ship, and if you get blown up later in the game, you back to that basic ship. There are 3 different classes of ships confirmed, and a rumoured 4th, being a science class, each with several variants. It's something like combat, exploration, and trading (edited for correction). Looking forward to trying the game finally!

JMiles2 Avatar
1 Year ago

A PC version of a game that is delayed? And that comes as a surprise.... sigh.

Belimawr Avatar
1 Year ago

to be fair with Sony publishing it's a lot better than most of the MS published games that neglected PC entirely.