In what is becoming far too common an occurrence in the industry, fans have decided the best way to express their disappointment over a game’s delay is to threaten the lives of the people making it.
Hello Games is the latest to be affected by this as the UK studio’s boss Sean Murray confirmed a rumoured delayed for the much-hyped sci-fi adventure No Man’s Sky. The game has slipped from its original June 24th release date to August 12th, MCV reports.
In a blog post about the delay, Murray said: “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. 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.”
However, this wasn’t enough to calm the outraged fans.
Death threats were also issued to the journalists who first covered news of the delay. MCV has more details.