No Mans Sky Minimum System Requirements Revealed And Confirmation Of June Launch Date

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Mar 3, 2016 4:55 PM
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We thought this day would never come - Hello Games has announced an official release date for No Man’s Sky. The monstrously ambitious space-farer will be launching on 21st June in North America, 22nd in Europe, and the 24th in the UK.

Confirming what we’d previously heard, No Man’s Sky will be a full priced game, with a $60 / £40 price tag attached. That’s going to surprise a few people who had this pegged as an indie game that comes with an indie price tag. For those with even more cash to burn though, there’s also news of a suite of gorgeous looking special additions to tempt you to part with that hard-earned moolah. But before we chat about that, how about we take a look at the official No Man's Sky minimum system requirements...

No Man's Sky Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz or AMD Athlon X4 730 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 480 or Radeon HD 6970
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

It's early days for these system requirements so they could be subject to change but they do give us a good ballpark of what to expect. Despite the massive universe it looks as if No Man's Sky won't be too taxing from a CPU perspective, and a Core i3 processor or equivalent is all that's needed for minimum. 

The minimum GPU for No Man's Sky seems a little on the steep side, but I'd hazard a guess you're going to be able to get away with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti, so no Man's Sky should be playable for a wide range of gamers. We haven't had a decent look at just how combat focused it is, but if it's mainly exploration then you should also be able to get away comfortably with a lower 30FPS frame rate. 

You can see below the PlayStation 4 version of No Man’s Sky is getting a swish limited edition Steelbook edition which also includes an art book, starter kit, dynamic PS4 theme and a No Man’s Sky comic created by Dave Gibbons, Angus McKie and James Swallow, whom we interviewed earlier this year about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and the challenges of writing for games. I’m not normally one for special editions but depending on the price I’m a little bit eager to get this one on my shelf.

Moving up a stage from this there’s a PC-only Explorer’s Edition. This one will set you back a hefty $150 and is limited to just 10,000 copies, but it’s quite the looker. Along with a copy of the game itself, players also get 1:35 scale replica of the spacecraft used to demo the game. One for the mantelpiece.

 That's it for now, but there's only three months to go until No Man's Sky is with us! What do you make of that $60 price point? Are the requirements in line with what you thought? And are you thinking of grabbing a collector's edition? Let us know!

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09:35 Apr-20-2016

Big concern about pc fps. Minimum reqs could be very decieving! I think you might need something very powerfull to run this smoothly! Remember all is generated!

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22:05 Mar-18-2016

Can't wait c:

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23:55 Mar-11-2016

I pre-ordered Fallout 4. I regretted it. I'm not sure what to do lol. I might just wait for the release and see a review about it.

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15:07 Mar-11-2016

I think 60 dollars is suitable for this game as the developers have worked on it since the beginning of 2013. I also think that I won't be able to play this game with this potato pc.

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00:59 Mar-15-2016

You definitely won't be able to play it with that potato PC haha. It's still a few months off though, you could try getting new parts before then.

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19:58 Mar-07-2016

Might be the first time ever that I buy a special edition of a game.
I wonder how long before pre-orders are open.

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07:56 Mar-09-2016

You can pre-order now.

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09:53 Mar-11-2016

Just wish you could pre-order a physical copy for PC as well.

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05:15 Mar-07-2016

Going to end up getting this. Looks interesting. I don't see a recommended specs listing but I feel my rig should be able to handle it at max no problem.


60 bucks is a bit steep, but I'm sure the devs put alot into it.

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23:58 Mar-11-2016

Absolutely, if anything the game will be more CPU demanding the GPU. But wow the game does look great!

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15:40 Mar-06-2016

Broadband Internet Connection means how much kbps?!

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21:45 Mar-06-2016

200 should be good, but It's really dependent on ping.

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14:53 Mar-07-2016

200 kbps? Seriously?

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19:01 Mar-07-2016

That's not much at all, games like Heroes and Generals is eating about 2Mbits upload speed while I have 4Mbits max. And ofc I can play it with less upload speed, but this is what it takes max and 200Kb seems like a huge difference with 2Mb

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20:01 Mar-07-2016

You sure you don't mean 200 KB/s? Probably nitpicking but in this context, using the wrong unit is confusing.
Besides, most internet connections should be sufficient to handle this. If you can play any decent MMO without a high ping I don't think you'll have any issues with NMS.

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10:06 Mar-06-2016

This game seems brilliant at the surface. The idea of being able to discover numerous planets and unveil the mysteries of the center of the universe is fascinating. The thing I am worried about is that over time, we might see a pattern and things may start to become predictable. Also since its purely a discovery game, the purpose is what you derive it to be. I just hope this game really surprises.

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12:41 Mar-04-2016

I feel like there are so many open-world games that I am drowning in it.
I want some limit these days. Like single player that isnt too open.


Great game nontheles, but these days so many open-world.


Why? Anyone care to answer?
I have some but I want to hear.

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16:03 Mar-04-2016

yeah almost all AAA games nowadays are open world, but lot of non open world games are coming like rise of tomb raider, hitman, dishonored 2, deus ex, battlefie

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19:56 Mar-04-2016

I personally prefer the freedom of open-world games.

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20:08 Mar-04-2016

me too. no matter the game,it just seems a bit more realistic,especially with this type of games,like no man's sky

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08:32 Mar-04-2016

I actually have high hopes for this game,since the idea seems great.Might actually preorder it,even though i want to wait for benchmarks on this game.

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07:20 Mar-04-2016

looks clean of any shenanigans don't you think?im hoping for a perfect launch here.

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07:17 Mar-04-2016

I must say that the generator used to make all of this is really impressive. To come up with so many planets, ecosystems, plants, trees, inhabitants etc. must have taken some hefty work. Just to think, you could never explore every planet in your lifetime even if you visited it for only a second. wow

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06:36 Mar-04-2016

gonna buy this


this gonna be my "destiny"


i should hurry and finish most of the other games till this is released :D


still have quite some unfinished games in the shelf

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21:28 Mar-03-2016

No Mans should buy that crappy game

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21:55 Mar-03-2016

It's only your opinion and it's your problem ...there are gamers who likes games of this genre :)

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00:48 Mar-04-2016

so for giving my opinion all gamers thumb me down

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01:44 Mar-04-2016

Dude, when giving your opnion, specially in a so waited announcement about a so waited game, you should consider using more eufemism. One more thumbs down for you, and gl living with yourself.

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03:28 Mar-04-2016

To answer your question though, @073130 Yes.
Side note it looks like this guy has poured himself into creating this game with such a small team - all with the goal of sharing a beautiful experience- then u say no one should buy it...

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07:01 Mar-04-2016

073130, it's not your opinion that got down voted, it's the presentation of it. Everyone has their opinion and are more than welcome to share it, but rather say, "No mans should buy this game, i feel like it will be a serious let down and will become repetitive over time. If not many people buy the game, i believe the game will feel empty, the object is to survive/trade/explore with other people. I feel this just will not work". Rather than shoot down a game from space, give a bit of body as to why you feel that way.

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16:08 Mar-04-2016

its an mmo but you wont see any other players(at least only a few)
its not about playing together its about playing alone and seeing someone else who explores alone sometimes

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19:27 Mar-03-2016

60 bucks is fine. The game has been in development fore quite some time after all. I'm not going to be paying 90 bucks just for a model spaceship though.

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19:25 Mar-03-2016

Neat

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19:10 Mar-03-2016

Does this game have a story or is only exploration ?

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19:29 Mar-03-2016

It has story. something with the middle of the universe.. we don't know anything further right now

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04:31 Mar-04-2016

Eh kinda sorta its more or less you build your own story but there is some lore that you would have to discover yourself.

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07:05 Mar-04-2016

As far as i am aware, its online with other players, where you are able to discover and name new planets and the inhabitants which could be dangerous and possibly kill you? maybe? i'm not 100% sure, but to discover planets, name them and document species, fly through space and interact with other players sounds really cool.

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18:52 Mar-03-2016

Finally! Been waiting for a proper release date for this for a while. Hopefully the PC version gets a limited edition set also. I'm a sucker for artbooks and steelbook cases.

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18:15 Mar-03-2016

well, neat, I was expecting a lot higher system requirements


I would not be surprised if this game is bundled with Polaris

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17:46 Mar-03-2016

Should I be able to play it on ultra?

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17:56 Mar-03-2016

Apparently they ask for GTX 960 2 GB version , you have the 4GB and since that GPU is for Recommended you should be able to play on Ultra

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02:01 Mar-04-2016

Could u please link the recommended reqs

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20:42 Mar-04-2016

Yeah, this 4GB version was 2 euro cheaper than the same 2GB version :p
Some games actually use more than 2GB on this card (I measured 2,4GB with MSI Afterburner)

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