No Man’s Sky creators Hello Games have teamed up with Bandai Namco to bring their hit survival title to the Nintendo Switch. We knew from a Nintendo Direct that aired earlier this year that the game would be coming to the portable console ahead of today’s announcement. However, the last mention of the project was with a summer release window, which has now been postponed. But vague timeframes are a thing of the past, No Man’s Sky is officially coming to the Switch on October 7th.
Fans around the world can pick up either a physical or digital copy of the game in October. In addition to the Nintendo console launch, PlayStation 5 owners will be able to purchase a physical remastered edition on the same date. The remaster will include all previously released content, which combined means new-gen PlayStation owners will have access to a total of 20 different updates.
Reflecting on the title’s long history and its recent jump to the Switch, Hello Games founder Sean Murray noted the following.
No Man’s Sky on this tiny portable device feels both completely natural and completely improbable at the same time. This was a real moonshot for our small team. No Man’s Sky is based on procedural generation, which means the console generates everything you see. That makes it so much harder to get our game onto something like the Switch, but I think this team never seems happier than when they’re trying to do near-impossible things.
The physical PlayStation 5 version will include a remastered disc with all 20 updates and is a great place for people to jump into the game. This is the first time you’ll be able to buy a copy of No Man’s Sky in stores since Beyond launched in 2019. The packaging of this version said “Contains All 7 major updates”. The fact that we’re close to our 20th free update is a reminder of how busy we’ve been over the past 3 years!
The No Man’s Sky’s Switch and PS5 remastered editions are slated for release on October 7th, but you can also buy a copy of the game on all major platforms.
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