UPDATE: Sony has confirmed the delay via the PlayStation Blog.
No Man’s Sky is delayed until August 9 in North America, in Europe August 10, and in the UK August 12. The delay is noted for final polish that the game needed as play testers came across some finite details that needed to be hammered out.
Original story follows:
According to un-named sources at Kotaku, the game has been pushed back to “at least” July, but may end up being an August release date. Also noted is sources from GameStop where managers are being told to cover up any mention of the release date with “coming soon” stickers on all marketing material.
The game, as of now, is scheduled for a June 21st release date.
No Man’s Sky is an open world game with a massive universe that is ever changing and dynamic with every turn. Players set out to explore the “center of the universe” with an unkown end game, and very small chance of ever crossing each other.
Sony has been contacted in regards to the delay, but so far there is no official statement as to when the game will release, if it has been delayed. There could be numerous reason for an abrupt delay, a potential excuse could be due to VR compatibility.