There really is so much to say about No Man's Sky, about 18 quintillion things, actually. For those that are not familiar with the game, it will be truly like no other as it is "about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy" and that big number given is the amount of things to discover in this game. A recent report reveals that No Man's Sky could be released with Project Morpheus, which means it will have a VR aspect to it that will make it even better than it looks already. This is what is known about No Man's Sky Release Date for the PS4 and PC.
No Man's Sky was a game that was anticipated viewing at E3 2015. IGN recently posted a video of the game in demonstration mode at E3 2015. From here, it was possible to see the massive scope of the game. It began with a cockpit point-of-view shot of a spaceship, and we see that this ship is viewing a space battle. The presenter states that the player can take sides in the battle, or just ignore it.
From there, the presenter showed that the player can back off, and see a massive galaxy of stars. All of the stars will have planets, and "most of these places have never been visited, many of them never will be." From there, the presenter landed his player on a world filled with beacons, and he could get out of the ship and even blast the landscape with lasting damage.
The rumor of the VR tie-in comes from Vine Report via Movie Pilot. If you aren't familiar with Project Morpheus, it is a set of virtual reality headgear that Sony is trying out in order to compete with other such headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
Putting No Man's Sky on a VR platform would truly give players a chance to really explore the world of space in three dimensions. If Sony and Hello Games can perfect that, then it will be a truly "game-changing" game, allowing the player to become a space explorer like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Captain Kirk, and Buzz Lightyear. The chance to actually live these space adventures from a first-person point-of-view is the reason why some people even play video games in the first place.
It was expected that Hello Games would announce the release date at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, but Sean Murray of Hello Games said that "we'll announce a release date soon, and when we do, it will be for the PC and PS4 simultaneously", according to Polygon.
According to a separate article from PC Advisor, 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". There is a report on Gamespot that the developers have been offered money to expand the scope, but they wanted a game that would live up to the hype. Perhaps Sony realizes the potential for No Man's Sky on Project Morpheus, and want to capitalize on that as much as possible.
With Sony putting so much stock in it, the question remains of 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".
Wearable states that Project Morpheus will have a 2016 release date, which means that if No Man's Sky were to come out at the same time, then the game would be delayed until then. However, a game such as this might want the time to perfect itself, even if it will completely miss the 2015 holiday season. It sounds like it will be worth the wait.