Over the past couple weeks, the question of No Man’s Sky‘s PC release date has caused a lot of confusion. Specifically, there was a discrepancy between the release date listed on developer Hello Games’ website and the date on the game’s Steam page. Hello Games has finally put the confusion to rest, however, confirming that the PC version has been delayed three days to August 12.
It was originally scheduled for release on August 9 alongside the PS4 version in the United States, but today on Twitter, Hello Games founder Sean Murraytweeted confirmation of the delay. “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.”
In a subsequent tweet, he provided a bit of explanation as to why the date changed. He wrote, “We think a global release is best for everyone on PC. Retail forces us to be staggered on PS4.”
his likely also gives Hello Games a bit more time to fully finish the big first update for the game. The patch is substantial, adding new content and features in addition to squashing bugs. The studio has been working on the patch sinceNo Man’s Sky went gold back in July.