Looks like the game truly is delayed.
Update: The game has been delayed. Hello Games’s Sean Murray issued the following statement on PS Blog:
“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.”
“After a short delay, No Man’s Sky will launch in North America on August 9, in Europe August 10, and in the UK August 12.”
News broke yesterday, albeit unconfirmed, that Hello Games’ promising and ambitious looking space adventure game, No Man’s Sky, would be suffering yet another delay- that it would be missing the June 21 launch date that was promised, and instead be launching some time in July or August.
Today, a user on Reddit, Ozaga, has shared an image that further corroborates the leak by Kotaku- he has shared an image of the in store guide for Gamestop employees that confirms that the release date for No Man’s Sky is no longer June 21. The guide does not make note of any new release date for the game, though it does emphatically state that employees should educate store patrons on the new release date for the game.
When No Man’s Sky will ultimately be releasing is unknown for now- first, we need the delay to officially be acknowledged. With less than a month left till the original release date, time is running out for Hello Games on that front.