Hello Games is delivering procedurally generated space travel adventure No Man’s Sky to the Nintendo Switch on October 7, both digitally and physically, the developer announced Thursday. The Switch version will pack No Man’s Skyvast universe and over six years of updates as part of the package.
(The game’s new October release date is a teen delay for No Man’s Sky on Switch, it’s scheduled earlier this summer.)
Over the past year, Hello Games has delivered six important updates to No Man’s Sky – Border, Prism, Expeditions, Partner, Outlawsand Leviathan – brings brand new gameplay mechanics and visual improvements to the game. You can see what the Switch version of the game, originally released on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC in 2016, looks like in the trailer above and in the gallery below.
“No Man’s Sky on this tiny mobile device at the same time feels completely natural and also completely improbable,” said Hello Games founder and CEO Sean Murray in a release statement. on Thursday. “This is a real success for our small team. No Man’s Sky is built on procedural generation, which means the console generates everything you see. This makes it a lot harder to get our game to be something like a Switch, but I think this team never seems to be happier when they’re trying to do things that almost can not. “
In addition to the Switch release, Hello Games is also releasing a physical version of No Man’s Sky for PlayStation 5 with “one remastered disc containing all 20 updates,” Murray said. That version will also go on sale on October 7.
“This is the first time since the launch of Beyond in 2019, you can buy a copy of No Man’s Sky in stores,” added Murray. “That version’s box boasts ‘Contains all 7 major updates.’ The fact that we’re about to hit our 20th free update is a reminder of how busy we’ve been for the past 3 years! “
Hello Games also plans to release an update for the PlayStation 5 version of No Man’s Sky to support Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headset when next-generation virtual reality hardware launches.