The No Man's
Sky Website announces
a major free update will come to No Man’s Sky: Beyond
this summer to add virtual reality support to the space exploration game.
accompanies the news, which is detailed below, along with a tease of yet another
upcoming announcement that will reveal a third major feature that's coming to
As creators of No Man’s Sky, we are in love with everything
sci-fi. Virtual reality feels like a science fiction become real, and has always
seemed like a perfect fit for this futuristic game of ours.
It’s completely unique to land on a world that no-one has ever seen before and
to really feel as if you’re there, and the team has worked so hard to make this
a true VR experience rather than a port.
Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien
planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your
backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation, and
carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and
casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your PSVR peers.
No Man’s Sky Virtual Reality is not a separate mode, but the entire game brought
to life in virtual reality. Anything possible in No Man’s Sky, NEXT or any other
update is ready and waiting as an immersive and enriched VR experience.
No Man’s Sky Virtual Reality, like all the parts of Beyond, will be free to
existing players. However, we’re excited to announce that the release of Beyond
will see an exclusive retail release of the game on PlayStation 4. This physical
edition will come with the base game, VR support, and every update so far,
No Man’s Sky Virtual Reality will bring the experience to PlayStation VR and
Steam VR, and will be released simultaneously on both platforms.
By bringing full VR support, for free, to the millions of players already
playing the game, No Man’s Sky will become perhaps the most owned VR title when
released. This amazes us, and is utterly humbling. The team is working so hard
to live up to the expectations that creates. We are excited for that moment when
millions of players will suddenly update and be able to set foot on their home
planets and explore the intricate bases they have built in virtual reality for
the first time.
As well as Online and Virtual Reality, No Man’s Sky Beyond contains a third
major feature set that we’ll be talking more about when we can.