PC players will have to wait three additional days to explore the expansive universe of No Man’s Sky, Hello Games has announced.
The upcoming action-adventure survival game will now release on PC on August 12. The release date of the PlayStation 4 version, however, is intact for August 9 in North America and August 10 in Europe.
Hello Games has also announced that players won’t require a PlayStation Plus subscription to play the game online on the console. While Sony has made it mandatory for PlayStation 4 owners to pay for the service in order to play online, the developer believes that No Man’s Sky is essentially a single-player title. This reasoning is based on the game’s massive universe, consisting of 18 quintillion planets. For a player to encounter other players while exploring is going to be quite a unique and rare experience. Hence, forcing players to pay for online play can be forgoed in this case. That being said, you will still need to go online should you want to upload your discoveries to the “universal atlas”.
No Man’s Sky is a highly anticipated title of the year with a massive galaxy to explore. Players are going to pilot spacecrafts while heading into uncharted quadrents of the universe where they will discover and claim new planets, unearth new resources, engage and befriend life out there, and much more.
The game has been in development for more than four years now, finally going gold last month.