No Man’s Sky is coming to every major virtual reality headset in June this year. Sony’s PSVR, HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift headsets are all included. With endless exotic alien vistas to experience, No Man’s Sky’s open world format seems built for VR.
After a rocky launch in 2016, the procedurally generated space adventure has been rapidly updated. Multiplayer support, base building, land vehicles and enhanced graphics are just some of the notable upgrades.
Hello Games’ Sean Murray revealed in a post that the VR version would be the complete game. Impressively, users can even join in with others using non-VR versions of the game.
“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.”
The VR version of No Man’s Sky arrives as the second part of the “Beyond” series of feature updates.
“By bringing full VR support, for free, to the millions of players already playing the game, No Man’s Sky will become perhaps the most owned VR title when released. This amazes us, and is utterly humbling. The team is working so hard to live up to the expectations that creates. We are excited for that moment when millions of players will suddenly update and be able to set foot on their home planets and explore the intricate bases they have built in virtual reality for the first time.”
Watch the video to get a feel for how the new VR version will play. I’ll be downloading this one as soon as it’s released.