No Man's Sky (PS4, PC)

‘No Man’s Sky’ Gets PS4, PC Release Date, Fancy Collector’s Edition Ship

The wait for No Man’s Sky to hit the PlayStation 4 and PC is only a little longer. Hello Games and Sony have finally nailed down a release date for the space exploration simulator’s release after two years since it was first revealed. PC gamers will get an extra special treat, with a collector’s edition featuring one of the ships from title.

No Man’s Sky release date is now set for June 21 for both the PS4 and PC. Hello Games’ procedurally generated universe of 18 quintillion different worlds can finally be explored then, either through a digital purchase or a physical copy. Yes, Sony is publishing a full blown Blu-ray version of the game to put up on store shelves.

No Man's Sky Explorer Edition (PC)
The PC only No Man’s Sky Explorer Edition. [Image via Hello Games]
The Collector’s Edition of the game, dubbed the Explorer’s Edition, will only be sold for the PC version of No Man’s Sky. It comes with a 1:35 scale replica of one of the spaceships from the title, at a cost of $150. Only 10,000 Explorer’s Edition are being made, and it is currently for sale as a pre-order from UK retailer Iam8bit. The retailer does ship in North America for those interested, but expect to pay over $10 for shipping.

While PlayStation 4 gamers will miss out on the Explorer’s Edition, they will have the chance to buy a No Man’s Sky Limited Edition for the console. This is available at Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy currently. It comes with a $79.99 price tag. It does come with physical goodies in the form of a SteelBook case and a No Man’s Sky comic from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Star Trek: Titan writer James Swallow, and sci-fi illustrator Angus McKie. There’s also a 48-page art book featuring the game’s concept art. There are also digital in-game items packed in the Limited Edition, such as the Photonix Core ship boost, a bonus towards Trader Charisma, and a Boltcaster SM weapon blueprint.

No Man's Sky Limited Edition (PS4)
The PS4-only No Man’s Sky Limited Edition. [Image via Hello Games]
If that’s not enough, iam8bit also has a special vinyl soundtrack for No Man’s Sky available to pre-order. The $35 double LP comes with all the instrumental electronic songs from 65daysofstatic. The release date for the vinyl soundtrack is approximately the same time as the game.

“We’ve been a little quiet since we showed the game last year at E3, and it’s because we’ve been heads down and hard at work on development,” Hello Games Director Sean Murray wrote in the release date announcement on the PlayStation Blog. “It’s been a hectic but really exciting time for the team. Finishing a game is incredibly hard but lovely to watch as the pieces fall into place.

“In No Man’s Sky you can trade, fight, explore, and survive in a boundless, computer-generated universe. It’s a vast, open game, and always a hard one to demonstrate quickly.”

Murray and Hello Game did their best to demonstrate No Man’s Sky none the less during a recent press event. The following video from PlayStation Access contains approximately six minutes of in-game footage, along with an explanation of how math powers the entire game so that all players will see the same thing when they visit the same planet.

Interestingly, No Man’s Sky may receive additional content after its June launch to the PlayStation 4 and PC. Murray told Yahoo News the title will “launch as a complete game in June, but there’s a lot we’d like to add post-launch, if we can.”

What that means is anybody’s guess.

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[Image via Hello Games]