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No Man's Sky release date Switch

No Man’s Sky has received a final release date on Switch, with Hello Games revealing that the port will be ready to go on October 7, 2022.

For those that haven’t been keeping up with the title, No Man’s Sky is a science fiction exploration experience that takes place in a procedurally generated universe. It has an almost infinite number of never-before-seen planets and star systems to explore, each one teeming with life to be discovered. The game features exploration, crafting, building, trading, and fighting.

No Man's Sky Switch

A number of new games were announced for Switch during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, including No Man’s Sky. What you might be surprised to hear is that it’s been a big passion project for developer Hello Games.

In a blog post, Hello Games managing director Sean Murray mentioned that the studio has been tinkering away on the Switch port for a “couple of years”. There were points when the team wasn’t sure if it would be possible, “only to have someone stride in the next day with a unique technical solution.” Hello Games is also “taking the time to make this feel completely at home on the device, both on the big screen, but importantly as a portable version of No Man’s Sky.”

The relevant excerpts from the blog are below:

No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky is on the way to Switch, Hello Games has announced. It will launch on the console this summer.

Here’s an overview of the game:

No Man’s Sky, a game about “exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe,” got off to a rocky start when it debuted in 2016. However, Hello Games has continued to update the game since then. With the many improvements and features, the negative reception has kind of turned around.

Given Hello Games’ commitment to No Man’s Sky and its future, some might be wondering if we’ll ever see it on Switch. Director Sean Murray definitely seems open to the idea, having told Game Informer that he’d “be interested to see what’s possible.” He was quick to caution though that the team is “focused on what we’re doing right now.”

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