In the post, Murray said No Man’s Sky is coming along well, but some “key moments” needed more polish to bring them up to the developer’s standards.
“I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special,” he said.
No Man’s Sky is now scheduled to arrive on August 9 in North America, followed by August 10 in Europe, and August 12 in the UK.
“We understand that this news is disappointing. Making this game is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but we are so close now, and we’re prepared to make the tough choices to get it right,” Murray explained.
“The universe of No Man’s Sky is incredibly vast. More than you can imagine. This is a type of game that hasn’t been attempted before, by a smaller team than anyone would expect, under an intense amount of expectation,” he added.
Previously, No Man’s Sky was pegged to debut on June 21, meaning this is almost a two-month delay. Rumblings of the delay popped up on Wednesday, when Kotaku heard from multiple sources that the ambitious space game was no longer on schedule for June.
In April, Murray talked about why No Man’s Sky was almost canceled and shared a story about snubbing Kanye West (sort of).