'No Man's Sky' Arrives June 21

At Paris Games Week last year, Hello Games teased that its upcoming game, No Man’s Sky, would come out this June. Now, we know the exact date of the highly-anticipated sci-fi exploration game: June 21.

Social Skills

In conjunction with the announcement, Hello Games released some additional details about the game. As you go travel in the expansive universe, you’ll eventually meet other races. These beings might not speak the same language as you, so when you meet them for the first time, it will be difficult to understand them. The only way to fully understand the foreign language is to continue to interact with them, explore other parts of the world and find artifacts.

However, there is a chance that you could easily offend your new acquaintances if you talk to them without knowing what they're saying. If you’re looking to barter or trade for items, they could sell it to you at a higher price or even steal an item back from you. Even worse, the inhabitants could even attack you. In short, you’ll need to take your time and explore your surroundings if you don’t want to start off on the wrong foot on a foreign planet. All in all, there are about 18 quintillion planets to explore.

To Pre-Order Or Wait

With a release date comes pre-orders. If you pre-order the game on Steam or GOG ($59.99), you’ll get a digital copy of the game as well the fast and powerful Horizon Omega ship. If you prefer to get the PlayStation 4 version, you can choose between the digital or physical copy. According to the game's PlayStation Store page for the game, a digital pre-order will give you a series of avatars for your profile.

There’s also a limited edition version of the game available for PS4. Aside from a retail copy, you’ll also get a steelbook case, a 48-page art book, a comic book, a dynamic theme for your PlayStation Network account, and a starter kit. The kit contains a ship boost, a weapon blueprint and something called “trader charisma bonus resources,” all of which should give you a slight advantage compared to other players at launch. However, Sony did not provide a price for the limited edition variant of the game.

More To Show

With a specified release date, Hello Games and Sony can now focus on heavily promoting the game over the next few months. GDC and PAX East are right around the corner, and E3 takes place one week before the game comes out. With so many fans clamoring to see (and hopefully play) more from the game, these shows are the best way for you to see No Man’s Sky up close before it comes out in June.  

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  • dstarr3
    I'm honestly shocked that this is coming out. I imagined that the thing would just get stuck in eternal development, like all the Early Access survival games on Steam.
  • 8R_Scotch
    I'm positively surprised that this is coming out at the same time on PS4 and PC... I also didn't expect it to come to GOG, which is a great thing.

    We'll soon see if VR is going to be a meaningful option for the game.
  • Robert Dunlop
    Yeah but its on the PS4. dstarr3