Hello Games announced a partnership with Bandai Namco to publish No Man’s Sky on Switch. No Man’s Sky releases on October 7 for Switch worldwide physically and digitally. In addition, the PS5 version will be sold physically that same day.
Read up on the full announcement below, via Bandai Namco:
IRVINE, Calif., (June 23, 2022) – Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced a partnership with Hello Games to bring NO MAN’S SKY to Nintendo Switch™. The Switch version will be released worldwide on October 7, 2022. It will be available digitally through Nintendo’s own e-shop and physically through all retailers. For the first time ever, a physical PlayStation®5 version will also be made available on the same day.
Originally released in 2016, NO MAN’S SKY is a science fiction exploration game set in a procedurally generated universe. It boasts an almost infinite number of never-before-seen planets and star systems to explore, each one teeming with life to be discovered. Players can choose to explore, craft, build, trade, fight or just try to survive in this vast intergalactic playground.
Since its initial launch, No Man’s Sky has received six years’ worth of major content updates, 20 major updates to date. Day one players on Nintendo Switch can expect everything that was possible and applicable to be crammed in from those updates, as well as continuous updates in the future delivering new content.
The No Man’s Sky community is one of the largest and most welcoming in all of gaming. For many it is their “forever game”, with over half a billion hours played, across millions of players.
“I think folks are going to be blown away when they finally get to play this game on such a tiny device,” said Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, a development team based in the United Kingdom. “It really is an entire universe in the palm of your hand. It has been a huge undertaking, but a very rewarding one for our small team, and I’m really proud of the result.”
As a live service game, NO MAN’S SKY is constantly evolving with a continuous stream of new content and features that will come to all platforms, including Nintendo Switch.