No Man's Sky reportedly delayed

No Man's Sky may not guide us across multiple worlds next month, if this report turns out to be true.

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Hello Games’ ambitious space exploration game may need some more time in the cargo bay as it’s being reported the game has been hit with a delay.

The report comes by way of Kotaku, who says two sources have confirmed No Man’s Sky has been delayed. One of its sources is an employee at GameStop who shared new marketing materials today saying the release date for the game has been changed. As a result, GameStop employees have been instructed to use a coming soon sticker to cover up the original June 21st release date.

We’ve reached out to both Sony and Hello Games for comment and will update our story accordingly.

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    May 25, 2016 7:10 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, No Man's Sky reportedly delayed

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      May 25, 2016 7:18 PM

      Someone in testing managed to beat the game in a 3 hour speed run.

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        May 26, 2016 7:47 AM

        I didn't think this game had an end?

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          May 26, 2016 10:54 AM

          not an end, but a definitive boredom threshold, which is the point at which an endlessly playable game is found to be devoid of unique content and this loses all appeal.

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      May 25, 2016 7:23 PM

      jfc

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      May 25, 2016 7:32 PM

      well that's a bummer.

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      May 25, 2016 7:33 PM

      Had to generate more content

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      May 25, 2016 7:34 PM

      How can this get worse? Just scrap the whole thing?

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      May 25, 2016 7:35 PM

      Maaaan I hope that’s not the case. Its current release date seemed like the perfect time for it to come out.

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        May 25, 2016 7:39 PM

        Not really. It's actually a terrible time for any game to come out around that time, especially for one so "reportedly" massive. Most reporters would just be getting back into the groove of things after the marathon that is E3. A delay might be the best thing that could happen, assuming they don't delay too much longer.

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          May 25, 2016 7:44 PM

          I dunno, I feel like it coming out right near the end of E3 with nothing else to compete against lets everyone finish up their E3 stuff and hop right into NMS instead of it falling either in the middle of a larger release's launch or inbetween two large game launches.

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            May 25, 2016 7:45 PM

            I think you underestimate the amount of work that E3 involves, haha, especially when you have to come right out and tackle a game the size of NMS.
            It doesn't matter to me anyways. No matter when they release it, I'm sure I'll end up with 100 some odd hours in one week because of... science... ya know.

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              May 25, 2016 7:49 PM

              I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how intense the work is during E3 and even a bit after E3, but the original release day was for the 21. Is there just as much work being done on E3 almost a week after it's over as there is when the show is happening?

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      May 25, 2016 7:44 PM

      I still don't know what the game is. Call me completely ignorant. You can fly to planets, collect resources, catalog stuff, go to another planet. Is there any sort of multiplayer? Is it an RPG where you upgrade weapons to kill stuff? whats the point in killing stuff?

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        May 25, 2016 7:46 PM

        Basically the point of it is something like Elite used to be. They've mentioned MP, but it's not really a huge component, I don't think.

        But yeah... fly to planets. Blow up pretty stuff. Fly to new planet. Repeat. Maybe name a water buffalo after your ex-girlfriend. That sort of thing.

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          May 25, 2016 9:30 PM

          there is no real MP. this is a common misconception.

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            May 25, 2016 9:32 PM

            They mentioned it once or twice. But it doesn't seem to be a focus at all. Yeah.

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              May 25, 2016 9:35 PM

              iirc, in an interview, the devs regret mentioning MP capabilities at all.
              after some time in the NMS subreddit, it seems that other players would see the planets/creatures you've named but won't be able to see your footprints i.e. destruction of terrain, writing your name on a mountainside. even if you were in the same instance as another player (which is highly improbable), there is no chat function.

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                May 25, 2016 9:36 PM

                Ah. Makes sense. Yeah. Like I said they mentioned it a couple times, but not much.

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                May 25, 2016 10:00 PM

                but there is a way of sharing my epic fish names?

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                  May 25, 2016 11:52 PM

                  Yep anything you name remains that way. Of course with a few quintillion planets, the likelihood of chancing upon a planet someone has been on before yet alone player, isn't high.

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                    May 26, 2016 1:08 AM

                    but can I hit the share button and tweet it to donald trump?

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                    May 26, 2016 9:25 AM

                    Have they confirmed you can even see other players? It wouldn't make sense to have all the net code in place for real time interaction when it's unlikely you will ever interact. Just storing discovery names seems orders of magnitude simpler.

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                      May 26, 2016 9:28 AM

                      I believe they confirmed quite some time ago that if you somehow were in the same place as another player, you would see them, but that in all likelyhood, you would not know they were another player.

                      So...who knows what that means. Treat this game like it will be exclusively single player, and if some other shit happens at some point, that's cool.

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          May 26, 2016 2:07 AM

          Yeah this seems like it will get old fast

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            May 26, 2016 7:24 AM

            Yeah. It probably will... But until then... I'm going to name every single silly thing I can!

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        May 25, 2016 7:47 PM

        It's an exploration sandbox with light RPG elements. SP only but you can see other people's achievements.

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          May 25, 2016 7:50 PM

          I feel like this is going to be the next spore

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            May 25, 2016 7:52 PM

            You are now caught up on what everyone has been saying about it since it was first teased.

            Someone will always bring up Spore in these threads.

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              May 25, 2016 7:55 PM

              traptnsuit will you ever be wrong?

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                May 25, 2016 7:56 PM

                Umm. Well I didn't say anything there other than to point out what other people were saying.

                But based on shack responses to me...pretty much every time I type.

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                  May 25, 2016 9:22 PM

                  You're just a really negative dude and it gets pretty tiring.

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                    May 25, 2016 9:31 PM

                    indeed

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                    May 25, 2016 9:35 PM

                    He said this will be the next Spore, I said that a pretty common sentiment. Not sure I really deserved a pile on this one.

                    • Zek legacy 10 years
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                      May 25, 2016 9:42 PM

                      It seems that the subtleties of conversation are completely lost on you if you can't see how your post was at least a little rude.

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                      May 25, 2016 11:29 PM

                      hi

                    • DM7 legacy 10 years
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                      May 26, 2016 8:38 AM

                      Retire

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        May 25, 2016 7:52 PM

        From what I remember you can upgrade your guns, suit, and ship. You also get the space cops on you if you continue to be harmful to the natural environment on planets.

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        May 26, 2016 1:39 AM

        It's like Spore, but in space.

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      May 25, 2016 7:51 PM

      I BLAME DAVE-A FOR JINXING IT

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      May 25, 2016 7:51 PM

      The plot thins.

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      May 25, 2016 7:56 PM

      Developers decided to implement procedurally generated release date so that everyone would get their own unique one.

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      May 25, 2016 8:08 PM

      Dang. This week is setting an epic record for me needing to find my surprised face. I had to find just this morning too.

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      May 25, 2016 8:13 PM

      Dammit, I wants it!

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      May 25, 2016 9:12 PM

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO man's sky.

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      May 25, 2016 9:14 PM

      LOL sawitcoming.gif

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      May 25, 2016 9:54 PM

      I don't think they could have handled this delay any worse. These guys are really bad at pr

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        May 25, 2016 11:59 PM

        good. that means they're good at other things,... like making games

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      May 25, 2016 11:36 PM

      I'm really surprised this isn't going to have any coop.
      There are a ton of similar (but low budget and shitty) exploration and crafting games on steam, the thing that makes them enjoyable at all is being able to do it with other people.

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      May 26, 2016 1:26 AM

      no surprise there

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      May 26, 2016 2:10 AM

      I really don't get why there's so much hostility towards this game.

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        May 26, 2016 2:18 AM

        It's the life of a prerelease games. At announcement it is exciting and new, everyone loves it.
        Then more footage gets put out, or doesn't get put out, and people speculate more on the actual mechanics. Or they start to plant their own unrealistic hopes and desires on the game. Like a star citizen.

        Then in the months before release you see final trailers and full cynicism comes out. Graphics are downgraded from early trailers! The beta was shit! Its missing features it competitior has!

        Then it actually comes out and is judged on its own merits and we finally know if it's good or not.
        I'm guilty of all this as much as anyone. It's the fun of game hype.

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        May 26, 2016 4:02 AM

        It's the same people that would find a way to complain about a lottery win, given the chance.

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        May 26, 2016 11:16 AM

        Because they didn't offer an Early Access or Pre-Order!!!
        Wait, what am I SAYING?!

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      May 26, 2016 2:20 AM

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      May 26, 2016 2:22 AM

      Oh right they're making that game.

      Whatever, move along.

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      May 26, 2016 2:28 AM

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      May 26, 2016 3:24 AM

      Game reportedly delayed. Plenty of others to play in the mean time. Gamers upset regardless.

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      May 26, 2016 3:28 AM

      While I hope it's wrong, if GS is getting notification to change a poster, that's pretty much a confirmation.

      Fingers crossed it's not more than a month. I worry that slipping closer to Fall means less chance of success as the onslaught of more known quantities begins.

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      May 26, 2016 4:00 AM

      Delayed less than 30 days before release is a bad sign. Especially for a game struggling to prove there are any game elements in it.

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        May 26, 2016 4:18 AM

        It's really not struggling to prove shit. People are being deliberately obtuse about this game if they're honestly still asking "What do you do?".

        They showed us. If what's been shown doesn't pique your interest, then this game probably just isn't for you.

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          May 26, 2016 6:00 AM

          I don't know shit about shit, but it always seemed like they had a very clear idea of the scope of the game from the beginning. Then they started showing it around, the hype meter went off the charts, and people started asking questions and making this game out to be something it never was. With the sudden influx of interest in the game, the developers probably took some extra time to put in new elements in an attempt to make the game more like what people were imagining.

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            May 26, 2016 6:05 AM

            I think a lot of projection definitely happened, but it doesn't seem to me like anything major about the game has changed.

            It was always pitched (as best I can tell) as a survival and exploration game, like many that are popular now, albeit in a massive universe and with a focus on your single player journey over any multiplayer stuff. I don't doubt that they've tweaked stuff, but it looks almost exactly the same now as it did when they announced it.

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          May 26, 2016 6:07 AM

          Yep, that's what I think too. They have shown plenty of game play for people to see what they can do in the game. Anyone saying otherwise just isn't keeping up with the videos.

          Unfortunately though, I have noticed a very tight sample of environments that they have let early previewers play through, so I have to wonder how much is really done. I imagine despite the procedural nature of much of the galaxy, they still need to spend a lot of time artfully tweaking "seeds" and adding a fair amount of bespoke content.

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        May 26, 2016 5:16 AM

        Out of curiosity, when does a delay represent a good sign?

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          May 26, 2016 5:57 AM

          When it's 6 months before release and they are smart enough to realize they need more time.

          Delaying a month before release just shows you don't know how to develop games.

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          May 26, 2016 6:09 AM

          Witcher 3 got delayed a few times IIRC and look how that turned out. The last one was not to far off from release either.

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          May 26, 2016 10:56 AM

          Uncharted 4 got delayed.

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            May 26, 2016 11:07 AM

            Yeah but were people at the time saying, "it's delayed? That's a good sign."

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              May 26, 2016 11:09 AM

              I mean, again in my Witcher 3 example, when it got delayed I remember a ton of people around here saying "Good make it as good as it can be, don't rush it out like another broken AC game" stuff like that.

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                May 26, 2016 11:09 AM

                Not a "good sign" but a hey, if they want to make it be the best game it can be, then sure take your time. People just seem to want to shit on this game.

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              May 26, 2016 11:10 AM

              A delay can be a good sign. You asked. There are a few examples of games that were delayed that are outstanding. The majority of delays are probably not a good sign, but some are.

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                May 26, 2016 11:58 AM

                Name a game that was delayed less than a month from launch and turned out great. Driveclub?

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      May 26, 2016 4:31 AM

      No Man's Release Date

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      May 26, 2016 5:41 AM

      Hopefully it's just maybe a week or two delay.

      Not a good sign to throw a delay this soon to release.

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      May 26, 2016 6:03 AM

      I didn't even know the DayZ team was involved in making this game.

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        May 26, 2016 6:10 AM

        I mean, at least they HAD a shipping date. DayZ is forever alone Early Access

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          May 26, 2016 6:11 AM

          Good point

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            May 26, 2016 6:12 AM

            I saw a friend had bought DayZ the other day when looking at my Steam activity list and I shed a single tear for him.

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      May 26, 2016 6:04 AM

      Aw nuts.

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      May 26, 2016 6:09 AM

      This just in: Making an entire galaxy of interesting shit is hard!

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      May 26, 2016 6:39 AM

      ooof

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      May 26, 2016 6:46 AM

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      May 26, 2016 6:46 AM

      So many games I have to play... I don't mind this. July/August release would be perfect.

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      May 26, 2016 6:51 AM

      Not surprising.

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      May 26, 2016 7:48 AM

      Well it's sky that no man can have. So it makes sense.

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      May 26, 2016 9:37 AM

      lol.

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      May 26, 2016 11:23 AM

      What is No Man's release date?
      A No Man has no release date.
      A No Man will be given a 3x crunch time bonus if it says its release date.
      A No Man has no release date.
      ... A No Man will follow me. We have Game Stop exclusives to work on.

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      May 26, 2016 12:03 PM

      maybe they changed it to "coming soon" because the release date is actually sooner!!!!!?? :/

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