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No Man’s Sky will eventually land on PC

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Details about No Man’s Sky have been slowly trickling in during this year, especially after the impressive showing the game had at E3. It was one of the highlights of Sony’s press conference, punctuated by the news that it would be launching on the PS4. Without a word on any other release platforms, you would assume that No Man’s Sky was a PS4 exclusive. That’s only half true.

No Man’s Sky will be exclusive to the PS4…for a limited time. Hello Games is bringing the title to the PS4 first as it is their lead platform, but have confirmed that the game will land on PC afterwards. In the September edition of Edge magazine, Hello Games’ Sean Murray explained why the studio chose to lead with Sony’s new hardware.

The reason comes down to developing for hardware that is the same everywhere, at least for now. Hello Games wants to push their procedural algorithm to the limit, but they needed a constant hardware benchmark to do so.

“Unlike most games, the actual hardware really affects what we can do in terms of the richness of the worlds and things like that. It isn’t just adding a veneer of resolution, or extra antialiasing options. It has a real effect on what we can actually do in the universe.”

It makes sense then that a console was chosen before the millions of different PC variations. Obviously when No Man’s Sky does release on PC there will be some extra visual bells and whistles, but the experience will probably be exactly the same.

We know that No Man’s Sky is launching sometime in 2015. The question now is how long will it be a PS4 exclusive for?

Last Updated: August 4, 2014

26 Comments

  1. Nice!

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  2. Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

    August 4, 2014 at 09:37

    Details about No Man’s Sky have been slowly trickling in during this years, especially Eh? I call CABBAGE!

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  3. Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

    August 4, 2014 at 09:40

    Really looking forward to this. Love how he basically said ‘the Bone’s hardware cannot handle the game’ πŸ™‚

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    • Pieter Kruger

      August 4, 2014 at 09:55

      Hahaha! That’s what you got from the quote?, of course you did…..ROFL! Anyway, the Xbone cloud would be perfect for this type of game, but please feel free to comment below as per usual! ????

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      • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

        August 4, 2014 at 09:59

        The cloud is a lie?

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        • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

          August 4, 2014 at 10:06

          Not after I consume copious amounts of baked beans!

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  4. Matthew Holliday

    August 4, 2014 at 09:41

    yeee boi
    cant hold the master race down

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    • Hammersteyn

      August 4, 2014 at 09:46

      We will trade you this for Star Citizen πŸ˜›

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      • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

        August 4, 2014 at 09:50

        I was going to say ‘I wonder how long till the obligatory ‘masterbates race comment’, was quicker than I thought… πŸ˜›

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        • Hammersteyn

          August 4, 2014 at 10:10

          Too easy imo

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 4, 2014 at 09:53

        Trade? No thanks. Why can’t we both have both?

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        • Hammersteyn

          August 4, 2014 at 10:10

          Why can’t we have both too? The PS4 is next gen after all πŸ™‚

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 4, 2014 at 10:12

            That’s… exactly what I said :/

  5. Kensei Seraph

    August 4, 2014 at 10:11

    That is actually a good reason to keep it to 1 platform.
    Now if only other devs would take a paragraph from this page and not make stupid and ridiculous excuses for why they’re going platform exclusive, especially when it’s only due to them being paid off by someone.

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  6. Trebzz

    August 4, 2014 at 10:21

    PC master race my ass.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      August 4, 2014 at 10:54

      The PC master race and your ass? I sense greatness in internet fan fiction. πŸ˜€

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  7. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    August 4, 2014 at 10:53

    If they can pull it off, this will be the console version of Elite. My body is ready. My banana stirs in anticipation.

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  8. Graeme Selvan

    August 4, 2014 at 11:48

    Very keen on this game!

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  9. Sageville

    August 4, 2014 at 12:02

    Yay for Master Race!

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  10. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    August 4, 2014 at 13:50

    WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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