No Man’s Sky has seen its share of “Most Anticipated Game of 2016” lists by now, and even as the year rolls on, it retains a firm little slice in those lists. Question is, will that be case throughout the whole year? Without an explicitly pronounced release date by Hello Games, we’re left to wonder if the game will actually make it for its expected June launch.
No Man’s Sky was first announced at VGX Awards 2013 (back when that was still a thing), and that was a long time ago. For reference, back when that took place, the PS4 and Xbox One had only recently been released, and there was anticipation abound about what amazing titles would make it to the consoles. It’s now been two and a half years since, and we’ve had a whole host of generation-defining titles like Bloodborne, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Metal Gear Solid V. No Man’s Sky, however, has not seen light yet.
The BitBag notes that the game’s developer Sean Murray recently participated in a 20-hour coding marathon, at the end of which a tweet he made suggested he was dazed.
Just stepped away from my screen after 20 hours full steam.
What day is it?
Where am I?
Who is the president?
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) February 17, 2016
Most tellingly, perhaps as if to one-up all naysayers, Murray has pinned this October 2015 tweet:
NO MAN'S SKY! JUNE 2016! LET'S DO IT TEAM! https://t.co/NqEbdQlVjC
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) October 27, 2015
If that’s not the surest indication about their release window, I don’t know what is. Although, that said, we are now a mere 4 months away from June, and we haven’t heard a peep from Hello Games (or Sony for that matter) regarding the game’s exact release date. Could the game have hit a snag again and been delayed? For comparison, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s August 23rd release date was announced last year, a whole nine months before its release.
Some clarification would be welcome for this rather ambitious, procedurally-generated project. What do you think? Will No Man’s Sky make it for its June 2016 launch? Or will it be delayed once more?