Hello Games’ Sean Murray has posted about the delay on the PlayStation blog, admitting that the even though “development is genuinely going well,” the ambitious sci-fi game has been pushed off to August 9th (10th for Europe, 12th for the UK).
“As we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards,” he writes. “I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special.”
Naturally, the internet reacted with its usual calm grace.
I have received loads of death threats this week, but don't worry, Hello Games now looks like the house from Home Alone #pillowfort
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) May 28, 2016