Recently, developer Hello Games posted on their official website that the No Man’s Sky?PC release date has been changed, and it has caused a lot of confusion among fans. The game had previously been delayed, and now the indie developer seems to have imposed another delay. The studio made the change without informing fans. No Man’s Sky?will now see a worldwide PC release on August 12, while the PS4 release remains the same for North America and Europe, which is August 9 and 10, respectively.
Hello Games? Sean Murray actively responds to fans queries. Last time, when Sony?s pre-order delay email caused confusion, he assured fans that the game is still on schedule. Now that the release date is nearing, the studio has started disappointing fans again. A fan on the Steam forums suggests that Hello Games should communicate with fans. According to the fan, such delay is not a big deal, but the studio should at least notify fans who have pre-ordered the game or are planning to buy No Man’s Sky?as the game?s date on Steam hasn?t been changed yet.
We refunded NMS digital PSN pre-orders cos of date change. Opt back in if you still wanna play in August!
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) June 9, 2016
Earlier today, the official Steam page for the upcoming game showed the old release date. Those who pre-ordered the game started believing that No Man’s Sky?would come to PC on August 9 only. Different PC release dates on both the official sources confused many fans, but later, Steam updated its official page and now it shows August 12 as the worldwide release date for the game?s PC version.
Murray and Hello Games are silent about these changes, and the studio has not made much appearances lately after announcing the previous delay. Earlier this year, Murray pushed back the game?s release to August as the studio needed more time to polish the game.
For Sony, No Man’s Sky?would be a game changer, and there are chances that Sony is making sure that they enhance the exclusivity of the game?s PS4 release window. Though the game is exclusive to Sony?s console, the company?s deal with Hello Games may have affected the PC release date. Murray himself showed more love for the PS4 version than the game?s PC launch.