[Update] No Man’s Sky PC Arriving Friday August 12

Update: In a recent Reddit AMA, Hello Games’ Sean Murray offered an exact timeframe for No Man’s Sky PC release.

In response to the question “Is the PC getting a midnight release?”, Murray wrote, “The reality is that we’re still here working on it right now. There’s no conspiracy, we’re just racing to get all the extra options and stuff we want. PS4 comes out tomorrow and we’ll just try to pretend it’s a normal work day! Best guess right now is 6pm GMT on Friday, but we’ll keep you up to date as we get closer.”

[Source: Reddit]

Original story published August 5 2016 06:00 PM:

After more than week of conflicting information, we now know for sure. No Man’s Sky is coming three days later on PC than on PS4.

There had been some suspicion due to a change in timing on Hello Games’ website, and even know Steam still has the game listed as coming on August 9. However, Hello Games founder Sean Murray has finally made it official.

As we reported earlier, review code hasn’t made it to media yet, though many have secured copies. The servers are getting wiped on Sunday, at least for PlayStation 4, prior to a pre-launch patch rolling out on Monday.

No Man’s Sky is coming to PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, August 9, and PC on Friday, August 12.

[Source: Sean Murray on Twitter]

 

Our Take
The big pre-launch patch might have something to do with this. The ability to stagger allows Hello Games to prioritize PS4 and gives the studio just a little breathing room to touch up the PC release. For those of us planning on Steam or GOG, those extra three days do sting a bit.

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