No Man’s Sky is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, this version of the spacefaring sim will launch during summer 2022 with no solid release date just yet.
An announcement trailer gives us a look at how No Man’s Sky runs on the Nintendo Switch. It appears as though the wizards at Hello Games have managed to condense their flagship title onto the hybrid console natively, instead of relying on cloud support. A lot of bigger AAA games that have been ported to the Nintendo Switch (Hitman 3, Control, Resident Evil 7) in the past demand an internet connection to make up for the hardware’s limitations.
We’re bound to see some visual and technical compromises though it has been confirmed that this No Man’s Sky Nintendo Switch version packs in 5 years of updates since its original launch on PS4 and PC back in 2016.
We’re curious to hear more about online multiplayer and how this is being supported – something that will definitely come up on the road to launch day.
No Man’s Sky Nintendo Switch Key Features
Embark on an epic voyage
At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you’ll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit.
Find your own destiny
Your voyage through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry.
Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you’ll reap huge rewards.
Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary.
Share your journey
The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own…
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