I’ve been super excited for this, and I feel like I might not be the only one. The latest and greatest to be taking the world by storm, No Man’s Sky, might just be the most ambitious game ever to reach the broader gaming universe; offering around 18 trillion planets, each large enough to spend hours exploring, it’s not hard to see why.
The game was released on PS4 last Tuesday, and already we’ve seen some fantastic new stories about game-breaking exploits and players who have defied all odds and actually met one another on a lonely space station. But if I’m honest, this has been in my eyes little more than a warm up for the main event, which has arrived with an almighty crash today.
No Man’s Sky has come to PC.
The Steam page offers suggested minimum specs (i3 core? please), but be warned: this has been something of a bumpy landing for the game, and the team at Hello Games are currently in something of a fluster as they fire apologetic responses to a large quantity of very unhappy PC gamers. The list of current issues is a little worrying, but the team claim to be hard at work, and have offered both a FAQ email address and some helpful workarounds for those of you who are feeling a little underwhelmed. The official “apology page” can be found here.
That being said, I think that this is going to be one hell of a game, and so would not be deterred by a few creases in need of ironing. I mean, come on: we’ve all been playing the shambles that is Pokémon Go, right?
No Man’s Sky is out now on PC for USD $59.99 (GBP £39,99) on the Steam store.