This week, it was revealed that No Man’s Sky would be delayed, missing its June 21st release date, and coming instead in early/mid August for PlayStation 4. With rumours of its delay before the official announcement, there have since been death threats from those who were excited about it.
Yesterday, we covered its official announcement of a delay and pointed out how poisonous a portion of the gaming community was in relation to one of Kotaku’s writers, who was the initial source of the delay rumours. While receiving vile responses to his article and via Twitter, it turns out that Jason Schreier was in fact spot on, and No Man’s Sky will release instead on August 9th in North America, August 10th in Europe, and August 12th in the UK
It wasn’t only Kotaku’s writer who suffered from keyboard warrior onslaught either. The game’s lead developer, Sean Murray of Hello Games claims to have received death threats following the delay announcement.
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
Even reading the comments on the PlayStation Blog that saw Sony officially announce the rumour has a bunch of comments that are just a bit unfriendly, and it’s rather disgusting.
“2 months, really 2 months!!! Just give me the game now I be happy to test it. I booked time off, I bought equipment to make YouTube videos. You have had 6 years. I am seriously miffed.
Thank you for making my depression worse,” said one commenter who we won’t name.
Another commenter decided to make his point clear by shouting. “GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER I PREORDERED NMS A MONTH BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE BUT IT’S OKAY THANK YOU FOR SCREWING ME OVER AND PUTTING FALSE HOPE IN THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WHAT A SERIOUS LET DOWN. NOT TO MENTION THIS GAME WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED IN 2015 BUT IT’S OKAY F*** YOU GOODBYE.”
It’s a delayed release. Not cancelled, not lost in time, and nobody’s been robbed. Sure, you may have booked time off work or whatever but stuff happens, and on the grand scheme of things, it’s not the end of the world. It’ll come eventually, just not as soon as intended.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]