No Man's Sky Is Coming to Nintendo Switch in October

The port to Switch will be released on October 7.

Hello Games' 2016 exploratory space sim No Man's Sky is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 7, the developer revealed on Thursday, and will be available in both physical and digital formats. On the same day, the game will also see the physical release of the complete, remastered PlayStation 5 version.

The Switch edition will include 20 updates brought to the game during six years of its existence. However, it will launch as a single-play game on the day of its release. The developer noted it will continue expanding the game post-launch, although it didn't mention whether it plans to add a multiplayer experience as well.

Hello Games also said that No Man’s Sky Switch version will make full use of the console's touch screen and users will be able to play it both docked or undocked.

Hello Games' director Sean Murray shared that porting the game to the Nintendo console was a difficult task for the developers as No Man's Sky is largely procedurally generated, and therefore the device has to process a lot of information. But he noted that the studio managed to cope with this "near-impossible" task, and as a result, the game on the Switch feels "completely natural".

"This has been a real moonshot for our small team. No Man’s Sky is built around procedural generation, which means the console generates everything you see," Murray said. "This makes it so much harder to bring our game to something like the Switch, but I think this team never seems happier than when they are trying to do near-impossible things."

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