I was surprised when Sony didn't announce a release date for No Man's Sky during its press conference this morning, but now we have one: No Man's Sky will be available on the PlayStation 4 in June 2016.
"This is a game that means everything to our team," explained Sean Murray from Hello Games. "I have wanted to play something like No Man’s Sky since I was a kid, and many of you have told me you feel the same. For all of us, we get one shot to make this game and we can’t mess it up. Our small team knows the world is watching, we’ve come from the bottom and we don’t take it lightly."
June 2016 is a little later than you might expect. There were rumours that No Man's Sky would be ready as early as this week, but that wasn't the case.
"Every hour of every day between now and then allows us to add more features, polish and diversity to our universe," Sean explained. "Some of those features are things we haven’t shown anyone yet, but are our most requested.
"We know the wait will be excruciating for some, but I hope you’ll see it will be worth it as we reveal more about No Man’s Sky over the coming months."
Sean Murray also confirmed, via Twitter, that it was indeed Rutger Hauer who provided the sagely gravitas for the above trailer, revealed this morning.
Here's hoping this game will be worth the wait.