Developer Hello Games has announced that its space exploration game, No Man’s Sky will launch on Nintendo Switch on October 7th, the portable release on Nintendo’s hybrid console will come with the base game alongside 20 updates that the game studio has released since its initial launch on PC and PS4.
The Nintendo Switch port of the 2016 game was initially announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation back in February with a summer release window—which now, knowing the game’s actual release date, won’t be hitting that window. The upcoming fall release is a part of a collaboration with Bandai Namco, which is handling the distribution of the physical version of the Nintendo Switch game. It isn’t just the boxed Nintendo Switch version coming this October. Hello Game founder and No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray revealed a physical PS5 version is also releasing on October 7th, including all the updates released up until now.
“No Man’s Sky on this tiny portable device feels both completely natural and also totally improbable at the same time. This has been a real moonshot for our small team. No Man’s Sky is built around procedural generation, which means the console generates everything you see. This makes it so much harder to bring our game to something like the Switch, but I think this team never seems happier than when they are trying to do near-impossible things. We look forward to inviting over 100 million Switch owners to join us on our journey,” Murray said in a press release.
The most recent No Man’s Sky update was released in May, adding space whales and the seventh episode to the game’s unique take on story mode in No Man’s Sky Expedition 7: Leviathan. As for the new upcoming No Man’s Sky releases on the horizon, we do know that a PSVR2 version of the game is being worked on, as revealed during PlayStation’s June State of Play presentation – no firm release date on that version, however, as Sony hasn’t officially announced when its next-generation VR headset is dropping.