No Man’s Sky launches June 21, $59.99 base, $149.99 limited-edition CE

Hello Games has announced that procedurally generated sci-fi sandbox No Man’s Sky is officially launching on June 21st on PS4 and on PC through Steam and GOG

This announcement arrives after a mistakenly published and hastily retracted PlayStation blog post this week suggested the date “3/3” and a $59.99 price point, which led gamers to suspect preorders might open today. Instead, it appears the announcement was planned for 3/3, but the price is right on: Steam’s price is $59.99, but if you want to shell out more, you can pick up the $149.99 explorer’s pack.

No Man’s Sky will launch as a complete game in June,” writes Managing Director Sean Murray, “but there’s a lot we’d like to add post-launch, if we can.” A “full-blown Blu-ray retail version” is also planned.

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Zax19taken
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Zax19taken

There is no real multiplayer anyway, let alone MMO features. Check your facts please:

What Is No Man’s Sky; My Definitive Fool Proof Guide On How To Explain This Game from NoMansSkyTheGame

Lord Zorvan
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Lord Zorvan

TheChiefTurtle You bought the biggest turd Egosoft ever produced. Congratulations.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

schlag sweetleaf 
I didn’t know Mo was in that movie — he certainly gets around! Nice touch. :-)
Now, run Schlag, run!!!

Lateris
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Lateris

Nyphur  You should spear head a little forum called “Operation Crack the Sky” where a number of us try to figure out how to meet in game and then take over systems :) 

I absolutely pre-ordered this game for me and my son.

DasBenty
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DasBenty

This looks like what I was hoping Elite was going to be

Caec
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Caec

voydd To be fair, all indications are that hardly anyone on PC bought battlefront. And, the vast majority of the Massively readership falls under the PC-first (with a side console or two) gaming, what with it being the de facto platform for MMOs…so while I get the jib of your post, its jibe is decidedly…lacking.

Silverlock
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Silverlock

tobascodagama Well their is this. I’m sure sure if its the same pin though.
Atlas Pin (No Man's Sky)

Nyphur
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Nyphur

Silverlock Nyphur Good question! If I draw a certain rude pictograph in a planet’s surface with a bigass laser and someone else comes near, will they see me and my phallus-shaped crater? And if I am not around when that player visits the location, will they still see my giant space dong cut into the landscape? The game is officially listed as Singleplayer, and various interviews on the topic have given vague and contradictory answers to this question.
I guess there are still a lot of questions regarding persistence, and the developers are probably hoping that nobody will meet each other so it won’t be a big deal/ And yet the first thing a lot of people (myself included) will be attempting to do is to locate and travel to the location of a friend and see if they’re actually there. I’m happy to pre-order just to support Hello Games at this stage as I know how hard it is being an indie dev and this is their big break, but the game still looks amazing.

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Nyphur Persistent for you or for everyone? If a bunch of players all went to Alpha Centauri would they see each other or not?

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Smiggins From what I understand there are 18 Quintillion Stars in the game galaxy so even if every man woman and child on Earth played you’d probably never see anyone else even if you played for your entire life. Now whether or not if you said everyone within 1,000 light year of Alpha centauri meetup their if you would actually see each other I don’t know. It would be cool if you could.

Groked
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Groked

TheChiefTurtle Yeah – I don’t watch the Simpsons cuz Modern Family looks less cartoony.

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

got this new X spacegame on Steam. Looks less like a cartoon than No Man Sky

Smiggins
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Smiggins

Isnt this a single player game?

Lheiah
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Lheiah

Now they can lower the price 20%. The player’s will think they won, but will be enough to give Steam their cut and wind up being what the devs actually wanted for the game in the first place. Yay! Everyone wins!

Nyphur
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Nyphur

I’m breaking my “no pre-order” rule and pre-ordering No Man’s Sky, as I got the answer to my only burning question about the game: The changes we make to planets are persistent. Indie devs deserve to be paid well for their work, especially when what they are putting out is this high quality. It’s also only £40 on Steam in the UK, which is average for a day one retail game here and is actually slightly cheaper than the price in dollars even after conversion.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Sigbjorn  In June of ’15, they even announced simultaneous launch.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

Sigbjorn  In June of ’15, they even announced simultaneous launch.

BrotherMaynard
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BrotherMaynard

schlag sweetleaf ProfessionalNoob

JamesBalmer
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JamesBalmer

Winterstone Sigbjorn PC was an after thought actually.

Higgens
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Higgens

voydd but but but over the next 2 yeas you can pay out the box price again to get the rest of the game……….wait, thats not an argument against what you said, is it?

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

mysecretid schlag sweetleaf /salute http://www.livefyre.com/profile/72396474/

kyuubi75
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kyuubi75

Wasn’t it announced at a PlayStation conference?

Xephyr
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Xephyr

Siphaed Well it’s launching on console as well so I suppose they had to keep the minimum requirements low-ish?

mark_t50
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mark_t50

I rarely get this hyped for games, but my God this looks completely amazing. I’m going all in on the explorers edition (That model looks so sweet) with a double dip on a PS4 LE version just to show support to Hello games. 
Between Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen and now this, man, what a time to be a Sci-Fi space sim fan. These last couple of years have really taken me back to the days of X-Wing, Wing commander etc, so good to see this genre resurgent.

DCMonkey
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DCMonkey

It sounds to me like its a single player game that just uploads the names players give things in each system to a central database on the off chance someone else visits that same system. Why even bother to put in networking code and server infrastructure to allow players to see each other in game if its so unlikely (and unwanted) that they’d ever be in the same place at the same time?

mysecretid
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mysecretid

schlag sweetleaf 
Schlag, you’ve probably got about ten more minutes before the staff realizes you’ve jumped the fence and escaped the asylum … again.
Stop posting awesome pics from the local internet cafe (how you can use Photoshop while in a strait-jacket is astonishing) and run, Schlag, run!!!

luxundae
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luxundae

Winterstone luxundae Cool, thanks for the link!

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

mysecretid :)

voydd
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voydd

Come on people, you all complain over £40 price but bought Battlefront for more to play its 4 maps that could be finished in 2 hours!

mysecretid
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mysecretid

I’m kind of worried that this will be another Elite: Dangerous for me — a beautifully-crafted, wide-open universe where I struggled to find interesting things to do on an ongoing basis.

I’m not suggesting that neither ED nor No Man’s Sky can provide interesting content for players who do like what they offer (put away the knives, please, angry fans), only that I’m not sure what No Man’s Sky will offer me as a customer in terms of hour-to-hour gameplay which Elite Dangerous doesn’t already, and which didn’t win my personal gamer heart when they tried it.

So, I’ll be waiting for post-release commentary and review on No Man’s Sky before opening up my wallet. I want to love it, but I need it to love me back. :-D

Cheers,

Alex J
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Alex J

Hopefully there will be a trial of some sort because I’m really not sure if this will be worth the “standard” retail price. I do like “random exploration of randomly generated planets” part but I’m not sure about “you will almost never accidentally meet another person” type of thing – it makes the game basically a “Single-player adventure with optional co-op elements”. I like virtual worlds filled with 1000’s of actual people whom I can see and (optionally) interact with without constantly relying on “location sharing” or “group invites”, not worlds filled with 1000’s of easily exploitable, “static” NPCs which never deviate from their AI algorithms.

Qarran
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Qarran

Cool.  Hey, it may not be everyone’s cupper, but it is another option.  I will pass.  It has been a banner year game wise for me.  I can’t handle another MMO or MMO-like game. I’m playing BnS and BDO and home base is SWTOR.  That will do.  Things could change and I will definitely drop two for a while at least.  And I have my eye on The Division too, so… no thanks.

Winterstone
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Winterstone

Zsokorad Cartap 18 quintillion planets. Read the article in Wired.

Winterstone
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Winterstone

Sigbjorn No its always been PC. I think PS4 actually came later.

Sigbjorn
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Sigbjorn

Is this the first time they said it was coming to PC? I thought it was only PS4. I am pretty stoked now. This totally seems worth $59.99.

Winterstone
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Winterstone

luxundae In the most recent article with Wired http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-03/03/no-mans-sky-hands-on-interview
Sean says their goal is to keep players away from one another. Driver players apart. 

Oh there will be people there most certainly making an exciting moment when you actually encounter someone. But considering there is “18 quintillion planets” You might never see a soul.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

n4tive People who get butthurt over an indie $60 per-order yet not a AAA pre-order are just showing off how cheap they are and trying to disguise it as some worry over the industry. Pretty much everyone else sees right through it. Nothing wrong with waiting for reviews (that’s what I’m doing) but to try to make it look like it’s some grander scheme is sillybutts.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

luxundae Rozyn I am unqualified to answer all that, someone below said you could even play offline so take from that what you will.

Defector1980
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Defector1980

I’m in. Been looking forward to this.

crackfox
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crackfox

June 25th! Oh man, I can’t wait that long…

luxundae
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luxundae

Rozyn luxundae Ok, thanks.

Do you need to be logged into a server to play?  I.e. are you technically in the same world, it’s just pretty much impossible to actually run into someone?

Or do you just upload some summary of your actions to the server after each game session, and then people can run into message buoys you leave behind or something like that?

Rozyn
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Rozyn

I’m not really sold on this game, but that CE does look sweet.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

mrnastybutler tanek_09 Dantos MesaSage But I can’t play without my pizza rolls!!!!

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Siphaed From what I can tell? It’s prettier and it’s actually fully launching. So far that’s the only distinction I’ve seen.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

luxundae I don’t know who said it was full co-op with friends, but it’s set up to where you are almost never going to run into another player because the universe is so large. It’s not multiplayer so much as shared universe. Unless it’s dramatically changed since the last time I looked, but as far as I know, not really multiplayer and definitely not an MMO.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

ProfessionalNoob mrnastybutler tanek_09 Dantos

Lethality
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Lethality

CE here I come.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

ProfessionalNoob schlag sweetleaf Kill 10 of ’em and report back to mew for further instructions…;p

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Get your wallets wrecked!

luxundae
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luxundae

Does anyone know what multiplayer is like in this?

I’ve read all sorts of contradictory articles and guesses that range from “no multiplayer” to “full co-op with a few friends” to it being something like Spore had where you could indirectly run into the actions of others, but never directly interact with them or see them.

I guess they may still be working it out…

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