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No Man's Sky

SIE / Hello Games
Released 09/08/2016
PS Plus Required for Online Play
VR Headset Enabled
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Release Information

Platform:
PS4
Release date:
09/08/2016
Developer:
Hello Games
Publisher:
SIE / Hello Games
Genre:
Action
Adventure

Compatibility Notices

DUALSHOCK 4 Vibration
PS4 Pro Enhanced
PS Move Optional
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Game overview

Lose yourself in a vast, sci-fi odyssey as you explore a near-infinite, procedurally-generated universe.

Set out from the edge of the Euclid galaxy and carve out your own interstellar existence in a vast universe teeming with life, danger and near-endless mystery.

No Man's Sky is a hugely-ambitious, heavily-stylised, sci-fi adventure that spans entire galaxies all brought to life with procedural generation. Travel through an endless array of increasingly diverse and dangerous star systems, prospecting for rare materials, trading with alien life, populate planets and searching for clues to the meaning of the universe's mysterious existence.

How you survive is up to you. Assemble entire fleets of dreadnought-class freighters and tear across the universe; build sprawling habitable bases across planet surfaces, beneath the ground or under the ocean; buy and upgrade your own weapons and star ships and do battle with outlaw space pirates, hostile alien fauna or the mysterious sentinel fleets.  

The universe is yours to explore - trillions upon trillions of planets, waiting to be discovered.

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Key features

Explore without bounds

On foot, on two, four or eight wheels, aboard your interstellar freighter or from the cockpit of your fighter-class star ship, the universe is yours to explore. Soar amongst the clouds, burrow beneath the ground, explore vast caves systems or ancient ruins.

Explore without bounds

On foot, on two, four or eight wheels, aboard your interstellar freighter or from the cockpit of your fighter-class star ship, the universe is yours to explore. Soar amongst the clouds, burrow beneath the ground, explore vast caves systems or ancient ruins.

Lead an armada

Buy, upgrade and expand your very own interstellar freighter. With room to house a selection of star ships, build habitable living areas and a cockpit to command your crew. Hire frigates to protect you while in deep space and build an entire flotilla of armed vessels.

Lead an armada

Buy, upgrade and expand your very own interstellar freighter. With room to house a selection of star ships, build habitable living areas and a cockpit to command your crew. Hire frigates to protect you while in deep space and build an entire flotilla of armed vessels.

Connect with the universe

Follow the distant voices of the cosmos on wild adventures that will answer the deepest mysteries about the universe. Hunt the mysterious Atlas, search out the centre of the galaxy, help a stranded traveller or seek the wisdom from the first of your kind

Connect with the universe

Follow the distant voices of the cosmos on wild adventures that will answer the deepest mysteries about the universe. Hunt the mysterious Atlas, search out the centre of the galaxy, help a stranded traveller or seek the wisdom from the first of your kind.

Put down roots

Build your own habitable bases anywhere on any planet you choose. Mine local resources, farm rare plant species, build landing pads and trade hubs, land-roving vehicles, race tracks and specialist terminals to develop new weapons and technology.

Put down roots

Build your own habitable bases anywhere on any planet you choose. Mine local resources, farm rare plant species, build landing pads and trade hubs, land-roving vehicles, race tracks and specialist terminals to develop new weapons and technology.

Build a reputation

Meet, trade with and help out other sentient species throughout the galaxy. How you choose to explore and who you choose to help will effect your standing with different races across different galaxies. Strengthen your reputation to open new possibilities.

Build a reputation

Meet, trade with and help out other sentient species throughout the galaxy. How you choose to explore and who you choose to help will effect your standing with different races across different galaxies. Strengthen your reputation to open new possibilities.

Trade, craft and upgrade

Build and upgrade your technologies, buying blueprints to add new components and additional modules to your starship, exosuit, exocraft and multitool. The more powerful your tech the more hostile environments you'll be able to explore and prosper from.  

Trade, craft and upgrade

Build and upgrade your technologies, buying blueprints to add new components and additional modules to your starship, exosuit, exocraft and multitool. The more powerful your tech the more hostile environments you'll be able to explore and prosper from.  

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No Man's Sky Beyond

Explore the universe with PlayStation VR

The Beyond update from Hello Games adds a whole host of much-requested features to No Man's Sky, including full, end-to-end support for PlayStation VR.

No Man's Sky Beyond brings an immersive new dimension to Hello Games' near infinite sci-fi universe through PS VR.

Climb inside the cockpit of your interstellar starship and control its thrust, pitch and direction simply by taking hold of the joystick. Then, from on high, peer down at the unexplored alien terrain beneath you and pick out a spot to land.

Once on the ground, reach into your backpack to retrieve your multi-tool and switch between its many functions by simply reaching out and touching it, then reshape the landscape with perfect, free-handed precision.

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An ongoing journey

New features, content and more...

Developer Hello Games continues to expand the No Man's Sky experience, adding new features, story content and graphical upgrades. Find out more about what you can expect to find when you jump in.

Patch 1.75: Visions

Vastly increasing the diversity of the universe, Patch 1.75 adds in new biomes and creatures, improved clouds, a diverse new range of  skies, rainbows, archaeology and salvage missions. It also updates community missions to make them fully global.

Patch 1.70: Abyss

Vastly expanding underwater exploration, patch 1.70 adds in new aquatic flora and fauna types, refines underwater movement, adds a new series of missions, water-tight base components and a subnautical exocraft called the 'Nautilon'.

Patch 1.50: NEXT

No Man's Sky's biggest update so far, NEXT completely overhauls the game's visuals, adds in a third-person camera view, character customisation and emotes, new economies and crafting systems, and introduces multiplayer.

Patch 1.30: Atlas Rises

Patch 1.30 adds further graphical refinements improving the overall look and feel of the game along with over 30 hours of new story missions, expanding the lore and history of the No Man's Sky universe.

Patch 1.20: Pathfinder

The second major patch for No Man's Sky adds full support for PS4 Pro allowing for ultra-HD resolutions on supported displays along with a range of graphical upgrades, photo mode and a selection of exocraft to deploy on planet surfaces.

Patch 1.10: Foundation

Patch 1.10 adds in the ability to own freighters, claim home planets and build your very own habitable base along with new survival and creative modes which offer new challenges and ways to play the game.

Play with friends online

Wherever you find yourself in the galaxy, you needn't feel alone. Have up-to three friends join your game at any time and work together to fend off bandits, build towering structures, source rare materials or simply wander the endless reaches of space. 

* The above information is subject to change without prior notice.

* This game/content may not be available in some countries and regions and in some languages.