There are video games, and then there is a phenomenon. Right now, Pokemon GO is ruling the mobile world, and there is a PC and PS4 game coming in a month that could be as big as Minecraft. I am talking about No Man's Sky, a game where the player can explore 18 quintillion worlds. This game from Hello Games is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and this is what is known about its release date and other news, including the problems that could arrive upon No Man's Sky reaches its initial release date.
Originally, No Man's Sky was supposed to be released earlier this summer on June 21, but like most great video games, there was a delay. Yes, the fans were upset at this, and the developer actually received death threats over it, according to Mobipicker. There are some things that could delay the game when it comes out, as there could be server trouble, like there was with Pokemon GO.
iDigitalTimes discusses the issue of big games with big server needs don't launch well. It is fully expected that No Man's Sky will have hundreds of thousands of people upon its initial release, and they will all be trying to play it at once. There's no real way to test all that, so expect some big server troubles, glitches, and perhaps some disconnect errors. What might work to the game's advantage is that the game is partially playable offline.
Sean Murray, the top man at Hello Games, says that the game has passed certification checks in Europe, America, and Asia, according to PC Gamer. They are also working on getting a green light in Japan, and the team is "already busy on Update 1". It could be a day-one patch, but it also refers to stuff that could happen after the launch.
So yes, it should be expected that there will be some problems at the beginning, followed by some fixes. Even though this game is highly anticipated, there really not a lot know about it. After all, you can fly a ship through the universe, but how? Also, is there some kind of free-market economy that will require a learning curve for the player? I wonder if there is some kind of tutorial for users that will explain all of this, and there is going to be some serious chaos upon launch that will only rival Pokemon GO, perhaps.
No Man's Sky will be available on August 9 in North America and August 10 in Europe. Out of the packaging, No Man's Sky will be just 6 GB on disc, with "most of that is audio."