Hello Games announced today that No Man’s Sky is coming to Xbox Series X / S and PS5 on November 10th and November 12th, the same days both consoles will launch. Players who own a current-gen version of the game will be eligible to receive the next-gen version at no additional cost. The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass for early Series X / S adopters who have an active subscription to Microsoft’s game service.
The next-gen versions of No Man’s Sky will take advantage of the new hardware; the game will run at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, faster loading times, and cross-play support. The PS5 version of the game will take advantage of the DualSense’s haptic feedback and the Pulse 3D wireless headset’s technologies to provide a more immersive experience. The game will also receive graphical enhancements, which will be available to PC players.
The game will also receive graphical enhancements, which will be available to PC players
Hello Games confirmed that the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S versions of No Man’s Sky will add support for 32-player multiplayer, marking the first time console players will have access to this feature.
As someone who played No Man’s Sky when it first launched in 2016, it certainly left a bad taste in my mouth. But following its initial 2016 release, Hello Games has continued to support the game with new updates, so it certainly looks like a different game than what I played four years ago. I did not expect to ever go back to No Man’s Sky, but the next-gen trailer and all the new content, like the ability to build off-world colonies, has me interested in giving the game another chance.