Calm Down, No Man’s Sky Was Delayed

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Before the holiday weekend started (Memorial Day in the U.S.) some bad news was dropped about No Man’s Sky and many were not happy. The news came in the form of a slight delay for the highly anticipated space exploration title which will now release in August as opposed to the June 21st date announced a couple months ago.

Sean Murray of Hello Games took to the PlayStation Blog to announce No Man’s Sky’s new release dates of August 9th in North America, August 10th for Europe and August 12th for the U.K.

“We understand that this news is disappointing. 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.

The universe of No Man’s Sky is incredibly vast. More than you can imagine. This is a type of game that hasn’t been attempted before, by a smaller team than anyone would expect, under an intense amount of expectation.

And despite all of that, development is genuinely going well. This is the hardest working, most talented team I’ve ever worked with, and I’m so proud of what we’re doing. For all our sakes though, we get one shot to make this game and we can’t mess it up.

To the loyal community who’s stuck by our side since the unveiling of No Man’s Sky years ago, we hope you’ll accept our sincere apology and I am humbly asking that you’ll still look forward to exploring our universe despite the slight delay.

Thank you so much,
Sean”

This sincere post by Sean Murray was met with harsh and irrational reactions from the internet and even led to death threats being sent to Sean Murray.

Source: PlayStation Blog

The internet is dark and full of terrors, but threatening game developers over a delay is unacceptable and a confusing action to take against someone developing a video game you really want to play. This delay is not even that huge, it is only two months, so maybe instead of sending threats try sending positive vibes out to Hello Games as they work on the game we all so desperately want to play.

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  • Makai Ookami

    There’s nothing you can do to prevent death threats.

    If a woman writes a review she has a chance to get death threats. You say the Xbox One sucks, you might get death threats. You say that Nintendo has been mismanaging their consoles and that they’re struggling, you might get death threats. You play Call of Duty and get some nice head shots? Possible death threats.

    I’m Irish. I have gotten death threats, for making pro-atheism videos on youtube, because I didn’t know about white balancing, and my skin tone wasn’t as pasty white as it normally is, so people thought I was a Mexican…

    People mob mentality very quickly, and large aggregates of people are stupid. This presidential election if nothing else is a testament to that.