Earlier this month, we learned that Hello Games still has huge ambitions for No Man’s Sky; it’s planning to turn the game into a proper MMO with proper MMO multiplayer, never mind that the company doesn’t want anyone to call it that. But as it turns out, those ambitions don’t stop at the massively multiplayer: Hello Games is giving the game the full virtual reality treatment.
“We’re thrilled to announce the next major component of Beyond: No Man’s Sky Virtual Reality,” the studio says, suggesting that it “will become perhaps the most owned VR title when released.”
“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, including Beyond. No Man’s Sky Virtual Reality will bring the experience to PlayStation VR and Steam VR, and will be released simultaneously on both platforms.”