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No Man's Sky launches June 21 for PS4 and PC

Sony officially announces No Man's Sky's release date and confirms a retail version of the game
By: Derek Strickland | Gaming News | Posted: Mar 3, 2016 4:43 pm

The leaks turned out to be right on the money: the hugely anticipated space sim No Man's Sky will release on June 21, 2016 on the PlayStation 4 and PC.

 

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Hello Games' Sean Murray revealed the news on the PlayStation Blog, confirming that No Man's Sky will get its own retail PS4 release. So it looks like No Man's Sky will be $59.99 after all.

 

"We're excited for you all to play too, and we have some news a lot of you have been guessing at already," Murray wrote. "No Man's Sky will have a full blown Blu-ray retail version! Sony has a history of working closely with indies, and this feels like some sort of culmination of that story. It means more people will have a chance to join us in exploring the universe than ever before. I can't really imagine what it will feel like to walk into a shop and see our game on a shelf."

 

The developer also divulged a few more tidbits about the game, hinting that Hello Games plans to support No Man's Sky with tweaks, optimizations, and content updates far after the game's initial launch.

 

"Testers got to see new features like how to survive on hazardous planets and how to learn alien languages, and for the first time we showed off some alien races you will be able to communicate with.

 

"We're excited for you all to play too, and we have some news a lot of you have been guessing at already. No Man's Sky will have a full blown Blu-ray retail version! Sony has a history of working closely with indies, and this feels like some sort of culmination of that story. It means more people will have a chance to join us in exploring the universe than ever before. I can't really imagine what it will feel like to walk into a shop and see our game on a shelf.

 

"I remember when I sat in the audience and saw Sony putting LittleBigPlanet on stage for the first time, I knew that it no longer mattered how many people worked on your game, and that not every game had to start with a 10-minute CGI cut scene. I can't believe we're about to follow in their footsteps as an even smaller studio with their game in real, actual shops.

 

"No Man's Sky will launch as a complete game in June, but there's a lot we'd like to add post-launch, if we can."

 

There's still a ton we don't know about No Man's Sky, but Sony will likely showcase a bunch of content off at E3 2016. Plus, Murray says that a bunch of press got to test the game out, so we'll see some first-hand gameplay impressions in the coming weeks.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Blog.us.playstation.com

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