Publisher Sony confirmed tonight that, as Kotaku reported earlier this week, No Man’s Sky is delayed out of June. The ambitious space game will now be out on August 9.

“As we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards,” director Sean Murray wrote on the PlayStation Blog this evening. “I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special.”

It’s been a wild past few days in the No Man’s Sky community, filled with everything from nonsensical speculation to social media witch hunts to death threats sent my way for reporting on the delay. Now it’s finally official.

It's Official: No Man's Sky Delayed To August