A delay in the release of No Man's Sky has been confirmed by developer Hello Games, which will see the ambitious space exploration title launching for PS4 on August 12.
The game had previously been scheduled to launch in the UK on June 24.
"The game really has come together, and it's such an incredible relief. As we sit and play it now, and as I watch playtesters every day, I can finally let myself get excited. We're actually doing this," explained Hello Games founder Sean Murray.
"However, as we approached our final deadlines, we realised 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.
"After a short delay, No Man's Sky will launch in Europe on 10th August in Europe, 12th August in the UK."
Murray added that "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.
"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.
"And despite all of that, development is genuinely going well. This is the hardest-working, most talented team I've ever worked with, and I'm so proud of what we're doing. For all our sakes though, we get one shot to make this game and we can't mess it up."
Murray concluded by asking fans to accept the team's "sincere apology and I am humbly asking that you'll still look forward to exploring our universe despite the slight delay".
What's not clear is when the PC version will now launch, which had previously been scheduled to release alongside the PS4 game.