Hello Games No Man's Sky hit PlayStation 4 and PC in 2014 offering players a nearly limitless universe of procedurally-generated planets and creatures. The game skipped Xbox One at the time, but that will soon be fixed thanks to a major new update.
Coming later this year, the Xbox One version of No Man's Sky will be commercially available. The PlayStation 4 version was also available at retail launch. Game Publisher 505 Games handles the physical distribution. The Xbox One version will contain all the content previously developed for the other versions of the game, including the major "Atlas Rises" update.
Also this summer, all versions of No Man's Sky will be released Get the biggest update of the game so far, called Hello Games "Next". It is not yet clear whether the Xbox One version will be released at this time, but it will contain Next when it is finally released.
"Each update for No Man's Sky was more successful than the last," director Sean Murray said in a press release. "This was especially true for our latest update, Atlas Rises, which encourages the team to move forward, and this journey is far from over, and it's exciting to be working on something that you know will surprise people
Although the original version of No Man's Sky was criticized for its lack of content updates, it received additional base builds and multiplayer, giving players one more reason to do so to stay on different planets, except that they only dried out their resources. Changes in the quality of life related to the way objects are stored also make the game less frustrating, as players do not have to stop selling their sold supplies as often. A much larger narrative hook is not really there yet, but maybe the next update will go into it.
With No Man's Sky comes Xbox One, only one main platform lacks the game: Nintendo Switch. Although it would probably be a technical challenge to run it on the weaker hardware, much of the game is offline-playable, so players could take it with them on the go.