No Man’s Sky pushes back release date for PC
The much anticipated open universe adventure and exploration game from Hello Games will have its PC release date pushed back, possibly for a good reason.
Initially announced for June 2016, Hello Games’ much anticipated No Man’s Sky will continue to see delays, although this time, for just a few more days as the PC release date is pushed back again towards the early second week of August 2016. In a tweet by Hello Games’ founder, Sean Murray, he expresses that the development team is working extremely hard on something “in order to get it right and make the best version we [Hello Games] can“.
PC NMS release will now be global and will be August 12th worldwide. It's so important we get it right and make the best version we can
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 5, 2016
No Man’s Sky has seen much issue regarding the game’s official release as a player was able to purchase a leaked copy of the game from Ebay worth about USD 1,250 and started to post gameplay videos on YouTube and Dailymotion. The videos are then taken down after Hello Games’ expressed their disappointment over the leak. Video Game publications such as Polygon were also able to get a copy of the game days before its official release, after some retailers went ahead and started selling the game early and has hosted a livestream playthrough of the title at their Facebook fanpage.
In addition the the change in release date, players should also take note that those who bought No Man’s Sky earlier than its intended release may find their progress wiped out on the official release day as Hello Games plans to conduct a server wipe in preparation for the game’s official release, and will also be releasing a day-one patch. Further clarification from Sony also states that even Local Data for the game will be affected as it will not be made compatible with the day-one patch.
Right now No Man’s Sky is set for a world wide PC release this coming August 12, 2016 with the PS4 release to come first on August 9, 2016 for NA and August 2016 on EU. No Man’s Sky’s action-adventure gameplay revolves around its procedurally generated universe in which players can explore, combat and trade among each other, in the games vast universe which is said to be composed of over 18 quintillion planets, each with their own flora and fauna.