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No Man's Sky delayed to August

The wait to explore the universe just got a little longer

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Hello Games' ambitious space exploration game No Man's Sky has been delayed beyond its previously announced June 21 release date. The PlayStation 4 and Windows PC game is now expected to arrive Aug. 9.

The new date comes from the game's listing on the official PlayStation website.

Hello Games' Sean Murray commented on the delay on the PlayStation Blog, saying, "We understand that this news is disappointing."

"The game really has come together, and it's such an incredible relief," Murray said. "As we sit an [sic] play it now, and as I watch playtesters every day, I can finally let myself get excited. We're actually doing this.

"However, as we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards. I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special."

Murray confirmed release dates outside of North America, as well: Europe will get the game Aug. 10 and the U.K. will get it Aug. 12.

No Man's Sky was first announced in 2013. A PS4 version of the game was announced at E3 the following year. No Man's Sky presents a vast universe in which everything players interact with, from flora and fauna to planetary ecosystems, is procedurally generated.

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