"No Man's Sky" is expected to be released in August 2016, following confirmation of the delay.Twitter/PlayStation Europe

Following reports that upcoming survival video game "No Man's Sky" could be delayed, the game's U.K.-based developer Hello Games have confirmed the same in a post on the PlayStation blog.

The post was from Sean Murray, founder of the Hello Games, who noted that his team was "working extremely hard" on the game.

He revealed how "relieved" and "excited" he is to see the game take concrete form and is currently being tested by playtesters. But as the company neared its release date, the game needed some "extra polish" to reach their "standards." He said that he had to make a "tough" choice to delay the game for few weeks.

"No Man's Sky" is now expected to be released on August 9 in North America, August 10 in Europe and August 12 in the U.K.

He agreed that this would be disappointing news to many of the players who have been excited about its release. But Murray said he had to make the "tough choices to get it right." He also added that the development of the game was "genuinely going on well." The founder also offered an apology to the community and hoped that they will look forward to the game despite the delay.

The game was previously expected to be released on June 21, 2016.

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