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In case you haven’t heard, the PlayStation 4’s biggest indie release of 2016, No Man’s Sky, is delayed until August 2016.
“[A]s we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards. I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special,” Hello Games founder Sean Murray explained on the PlayStation Blog.
Murray was also massively apologetic, suggesting that delayed the game was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
But did that stop the internet from losing its mind? Nope. Instead, Murray received a number of death threats, he mentions on Twitter.
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
Prior to this, Kotaku’s Jason Schreiner (who originally broke the story), also received a death threat on Twitter.
What it’s like to write about video games on the internet: pic.twitter.com/a4yRcGMbsA
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 27, 2016
And if you think that social media is all horrible, some Twitter users have come to both Schreiner and Murray’s defence.
@jasonschreier whys he mad at you? were you the one who delayed it?
— Sam Kail (@PocketKail) May 27, 2016
— Matt Helderman (@Matt_Helderman) May 30, 2016
— Gregory A. White (@TheGergGaming) May 30, 2016
— Axel The Bunny (@AxelTheBunny) May 30, 2016
“To the loyal community who’s stuck by our side since the unveiling of No Man’s Sky years ago, we hope you’ll accept our sincere apology and I am humbly asking that you’ll still look forward to exploring our universe despite the slight delay,” Murray concludes on the PlayStation Blog.
The new launch date is now 9 August for North America, 10 August for the EU and South Africa, and 12 August for the UK.