The giant space exploration game “No Man’s Sky” will launch on Nintendo Switch on October 7, developer. Hello, Games announced Thursday, a little later than the summer schedule announced in February. Still, it’s good to have a concrete date. Physical and digital versions of the game will be available on the release date.
While No Man’s Sky explores a largely procedurally generated universe, the game has been available on more powerful platforms: the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and PC. We’ll have to see precisely how well the game performs on Nintendo’s relatively less powerful consoles. Still, Hello Games’ long-standing commitment to improving the game (updated last month) suggests that the studio will work hard to resolve any potential issues. The studio’s long-standing commitment to improving the game (last month’s update) suggests that it will work to resolve potential problems.
Those who pick up “No Man’s Sky” for Switch will experience the content through the “Prisms” update starting in June 2021, as you can guess from the high-speed montage of logos in today’s trailer. Hello, Games has since Frontiers,” “Sentinel,” and “Outlaws,” with three additional updates to follow.
Playing No Man’s Sky on this tiny handheld feels wholly natural and implausible,” said Hello Games’ Sean Murray. No Man’s Sky is based on procedural generation, so the console generates everything you see. This makes it very difficult to bring our game to something like the Switch, but I don’t think this team ever looks happier than when they try to do the near impossible.” He commented.
The work Hello Games has put into “No Man’s Sky” over the past few years is fantastic. But getting the game to run on the Switch is awe-inspiring. Stay tuned for more details.