No Man's Sky is an indie science-fiction game title that allows players explore and survive in an infinite procedurally generated universe. It is quite a game where players will visit planets and solar systems that will be built as you play, and each one will be different from the next. Developed by British studio Hello Games, it promises to be very spectacular when it hits PS4 and PC platforms after its release date, but it is coming to Xbox One?
According to PC Advisor, No Man's Sky is a game set to be released on the PS4 and PC, and that Sony has been treating the game like an in-house development game. Fergal Gara, the Commercial Director of Sony UK, says: "We have been working very closely with the developers and bringing it into our release program as if we had made it. We are not going to treat it any differently and we are going to put the full weight of PlayStation behind it. If it all comes together as well as expected, it will be treated like a first-party release; it is not a self-published small indie title on the platform".
No Man's Sky was highlighted during a press event at E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a big video game event held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center) in 2014. According to The Guardian, No Man's Sky is expected to be an anticipated game at this year's E3 2015, which is only days away.
With Sony putting so much stock in it, the question remains on whether or not No Man's Sky will have an Xbox One release. At this point, it doesn't look like it, as most of the information about it focuses solely on Sony's involvement. However, there are reports from Gamerant that Chris Charla, the director of [email protected] said that he "would love to see" No Man's Sky on the Xbox One. It was also revealed that "a workaround for the launch parity clause could be found if Hello Games wanted to discuss an Xbox One release".
It is pretty clear that if Hello Games can deliver what they have promised with No Man's Sky, then this game will be a game changer. The idea of playing a game where you can literally explore the universe has been done, but always with quests and ready-made environments. The idea of an open universe that is truly an open universe of planets with different environments and lifeforms is too good for any gamer to pass up, and has as great potential as Minecraft.
The biggest problem of No Man's Sky will be keeping up with player demand. The graphics certainly look incredible for something that is procedurally generated, and it would be terrible if the servers kept crashing because the world of the game is just too big, and something like this is just massive.
It looks like No Man's Sky will be released for the PS4 first, and then come to Microsoft Windows platforms shortly afterward. Unfortunately, there still is no word of an actual release date, but if it is displayed at E3 2015, running June 16-18, that would be the best time for Hello Games to make their announcement.