It’s not just PlayStation VR owners who’ve enjoyed some good news tonight, with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive getting in on the action thanks to Hello Games. The studio has announced that it’s intergalactic sci-fi sandbox No Man’s Sky, is to receive an update this summer finally making the videogame virtual reality (VR) compatible.
It has long been rumoured that a VR version of No Man’s Sky would be made – or that it would be a good fit – but until today nothing was ever confirmed. Called No Man’s Sky: Beyond, it is, in fact, an update to the main title rather than a separate videogame Hello Games’ Sean Murray confirmed in a Steam posting: “No Man’s Sky Virtual Reality is not a separate mode, but the entire game brought to life in virtual reality. Anything possible in No Man’s Sky, NEXT or any other update is ready and waiting as an immersive and enriched VR experience.”
It’ll be the same videogame fans know and love but in VR. Fully immersing players in its universe like never before, and it’ll be completely free, all you need to own is the original title.
“By bringing full VR support, for free, to the millions of players already playing the game, No Man’s Sky will become perhaps the most owned VR title when released.” Murray adds. “This amazes us, and is utterly humbling. The team is working so hard to live up to the expectations that creates. We are excited for that moment when millions of players will suddenly update and be able to set foot on their home planets and explore the intricate bases they have built in virtual reality for the first time.”