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!