• No Man’s Sky is a space adventure where you can explore practically infinite planets
• Environments and species are procedurally generated so every location is unique
• Colourful art style captures the 1950s hope-filled spirit of science fiction novels
• No Man’s Sky launches 22nd June in the USA & 24th June in the UK
• Available on PlayStation 4 and PC
It’s been a long wait since the December 2013 and the non-stop teasing reveals, but No Man’s Sky finally has a release date. It will be out in the USA on 22nd June, Europe 23rd June and the UK on the 24th June.
A No Man’s Sky PlayStation 4 Blu-ray disc edition has been confirmed which will release day and date with digital download edition. The digital download edition can be preordered from the PlayStation store now. It costs £49.99 $59.99 €59.99. Preorders get an Alpha Vector ship that has been upgraded with attack lasers and a hyperdrive, 10,000 Units (currency) and a dynamic theme.
There will also be a No Man’s Sky PlayStation 4 limited edition. It features a steelbook case, a 48 page art book, an exclusive comic by Dave Gibbons, James Swallow and Angus Mckie. Of course a blu-ray copy of the game, some digital items including a Photonix Core Ship Boost, Trader Charisma, Bonus Resource, Boltcaster SM, Weapons Blueprint and a PS4 Dynamic Theme.
No Man’s Sky PC will be available as a digital download and it can be preordered now on Steam, GOG and Humble for £39.99 or $60. Additionally PC preorders will receive the Horizon Omega ship equipped with an upgraded hyperdrive and increased firepower to help you travel faster and survive longer on your interstellar journey.
Additionally there is a No Man’s Sky Explorer’s Edition for PC. This is a genuinely limited edition as only 10,000 copies are being made. It features a cast metal replica hand-painted NMS ship, 1:35 scale, 8″ length. Decal stickers for customisation. Removable background display and an exclusive hard enamel traveller badge/pin. As well as a PC download code from either Steam or GOG. Priced at $149.99 and available from iam8bit.
For those of you who want to truly immerse themselves in the game universe there will be a vinyl double album release of the soundtrack. Composed by instrumental electronic band 65daysofstatic. The sales blurb says “this soundtrack makes you feel like you’re truly out in the depths of space exploring the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets that exist in the universe of No Man’s Sky!” The audio has been mastered specifically for optimum vinyl quality.
This double LP features artwork by No Man’s Sky artists Simon Stalenhag and Kuldar Leement, with each 180-gram record housed in a gatefold jacket that opens up to reveal a striking piece of concept art for the game.
Hello Game’s have partnered with iam8bit to release of other merchandise including t-shirts, posters and high quality prints including this wonderful piece based on a significant event in the in-game story. Painted by Christian Bravery and printed on Giclée, a fade-resistant acid-free canvas.
No Man’s Sky is a game with so much potential. It truly is an open world (open universe) game that tantalisingly promises you the ability to go anywhere and do anything. After all the hype we all have to wait until June to find out if it is actually fun to play. But this is the most anticipated game of 2016 and I can’t wait to climb into my Alpha ship to take off and explore.