No Man’s Sky will launch on Nintendo Switch on October 7, 2022, Hello Games announced.
The Switch version of No Man’s Sky was announced in February, and last month, Hello Games said it was putting the finishing touches on the port. Fortunately, it now appears that there was little to no hiccups in finalizing its launch, as we are now officially only a few months away from launch.
In a press release, Hello Games founder Sean Murray discussed the immense challenge of porting such a huge game, with a seemingly endless number of procedurally generated worlds, to the five-year-old mobile Switch.
“No Man’s Sky on this little handheld device feels completely natural and also totally unlikely at the same time,” said Murray. “This has been a real achievement for our small team. No Man’s Sky is based on procedural generation, which means everything you see is generated by the console. This makes it much more difficult to port our game to something like Switch, but I think this team never seems happier than when they’re trying to do near-impossible things.”
No Man’s Sky on Switch is the complete package with all 20 major updates, including the most recent: Sentinel and Outlaws, from February and April respectively.
Today’s announcement also included the reveal of a PS5 boxed version of No Man’s Sky that will launch with all of the above content on the same day: October 7. This will be the first time a new version of the game has been released in physical stores since the 2019 Beyond Update.
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