Nintendo fans will soon be able to explore the almost countless systems and worlds of No Man’s Sky. Originally announced in February as part of a Nintendo Direct, the Switch version of the space exploration and survival game now has a release date of October 7th. Check out the latest gameplay snippets taken from the portable system above.
As expected, the numerous content updates that developer Hello Games has put into the title in its six years of activity will be included at release on Switch. The most recent major addition, Outlaws, brought space piracy, solar starships and squadrons to the title, along with a number of other improvements.
While its entire universe and its procedurally generated creations are packaged in a portable package, there’s one caveat – the lack of multiplayer. According to Hello Games, the Switch version “will launch as a single-player game” and development should continue after launch. It’s unclear if this means the popular co-op multiplayer aspect will be included in a later update.
While performance data has yet to be revealed, the game can be played in both docked and undocked states on the Switch, with the touchscreen also playing a role in the menus. The release opens up another opportunity for fans to play No Man’s Sky on the go after official Steam Deck support arrived just a few months ago.
No Man’s Sky will be available to purchase from the Nintendo eShop and retailers once the game launches on October 7th. Hello Games has partnered with Bandai Namco to manage the physical release. In this regard, PlayStation 5 players also get the opportunity to own the physical version of the game on this day for the first time.