No Man's Sky has been officially delayed for PlayStation 4 and PC, Sony announced on Friday. Since then indie development studio Hello Games has reported receiving death threats.
Sorry I haven't been able to say anything til now. With retail games, there are legal/external reasons why you can't talk freely about dates— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) May 28, 2016
Thanks to everyone for being so supportive. Apologies to anyone who feels hurt by this. We'll try make it up to you with a good game— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) May 28, 2016
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
Other developers have come out in support of Hello Games, notably creative director for Dragon Age Mike Laidlaw and game designer Nina Freeman.
Personal HOT TAKE: @NoMansSky has tons of potential and should take as long as it can/should/needs to be exceptional.— Mike Laidlalalalalalalalalaaaaaaw (@Mike_Laidlaw) May 28, 2016
jfc people 😤 stop threatening developers that are just trying to make the best game that they can https://t.co/Ggrcwx5xL8— ✿ nina freeman ✿ (@hentaiphd) May 28, 2016
No Man's Sky will launch in North America on August 9, in Europe territories on August 10, and in the UK on August 12.