That rumor the other day was true. Hello Games announced officially today that No Man’s Sky is set for release at a full price of $60 (technically, $59.99), and, as of today, it’s available for preorder on both PC and PlayStation 4. Not only did the studio confirm those details, but they also announced the official release date. As previously stated, the game’s coming out in June of this year, and the particular date on which it’s set to launch will be June 21st.
As well, No Man’s Sky is getting a physical release on PlayStation 4; at a price tag of $60, that basically means No Man’s Sky is being released like a AAA game. Hello Games’ Sean Murray excitedly adds that Sony’s been wonderful to indies over the past few years and that this high profile indie release is something like a “culmination of that story.” Murray says he sort of feels like No Man’s Sky is following in the footsteps of LittleBigPlanet in that regard, as that was the game that proved to him “it no longer mattered how many people worked on your game, and that not every game had to start with a 10-minute CGI cut scene.”
Murray also claims that the full $60 release means Hello Games will have the best chance possible to “keep supporting the game for free after it is released.” No Man’s Sky will launch complete in June, but there are still all sorts of little features the team would love to add on for free, so expect interesting post-release patches after the game hits PC and PlayStation 4 on June 21st.
Look to the gallery below to check out the box art.
Source: PlayStation Blog US