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It’s official. No Man’s Sky slips to August.

Hello Games’ epic space adventure will now launch in North America on 9th August, in Europe on 10th August, and in the UK on 12th August. The game was previously announced for release in June.

The news was confirmed over on the PlayStation Blog where Sean Murray, managing director at Hello Games, explained the reason for the delay:

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.

Any delay related to polish or improvements to the final game is the kind of delay we are happy with. Just as the recent bump for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End proved beneficial, let’s hope the same applies to No Man’s Sky.

It also moves game away from all the E3 hubbub, something that has affected share of voice for other big titles in previous years.

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