No Man's Sky is Timed Exclusive, Coming to PC

You'd be forgiven for thinking that No Man's Sky was a PlayStation 4 exclusive. It's been heavily marketed alongside other Sony greats over the last few months, but the developers have clarified exactly where you'll be able to play the game when it releases. Sure, it'll be first on PlayStation, but it definitely won't be staying there.

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Dwalls11711117d ago

The best thing I saw at e3
Can't wait for this on PS4

JackOfAllBlades1117d ago

It does look really promising, I'll get it for PS4 to play it first and then on PC to support the dev and maybe have better graphics too

cleft51117d ago

No Man's Sky does look great but I thought it was known that this was a timed exclusive.

badz1491117d ago

It was announced as "making its platform debut on PS4" if I'm not mistaken and that pretty much means timed exclusive.

sinspirit1117d ago


"Exclusive console debut".

Normally if a game is an exclusive it is "Only on PlayStation".

And, they generally never say "exclusive console debut" to announce a timed exclusive coming to other platforms later on. So, the wording is either just for the sake of better words or "exclusive console debut" means more than that and is probably saying it is a console exclusive, on one console and PC, but the PC release will be at a later date.

Mr Pumblechook1117d ago

My mate who has an Xbone but no PS4 was worried he wouldn't be able to play this, but he does have a powerful PC. So if he doesn't buy a PS4 he knows he will definitely be able to play this.

Bobby Kotex1117d ago

I'll be getting it on PC. No point in buying it twice.

VforVideogames1117d ago

When is it coming out? So I can dust off my ps4.

troylazlow1116d ago

after PC I'm sure it will end up on Xbox One

ChrisGTR11116d ago

so when is this game coming out?

HighResHero1116d ago

I don't really mind this and would love to see a DRM-Free version on GOG.

fr0sty1116d ago

There really wouldn't be much of an advantage playing a game like this on PC. It's a great game and could define its own genre, but in the end its visuals aren't exactly maxing the PS4 out.

So, it really comes down to where and how you want to play, vs. the visuals.

memots1116d ago (Edited 1116d ago )

@Mr Pumblechook

Same with Titanfall and Dead rising 3,
So who has more exclusive again ?

GordonKnight1116d ago

I do with all three consoles!

Wii U>PS4>X1

guitarded771116d ago


Hello Games is a SMALL (like 4 people small) studio. They can't really get a game ready to roll out across platforms at once. We saw this with the Joe Danger games. So no reason to argue over it. Joe Danger was first on PS3... Joe Danger 2 first on 360. It's how they roll (no pun intended... I hate puns).

Docknoss1116d ago

Looks like I'll be either waiting until the Xbox version comes out or buy a Gaming PC

Gamer19821116d ago

@troylazlow - This cannot come to Xbox One because of [email protected] Xbox fans have to understand this rule is bad for Xbox and gamers in general. The rule clearly states unless it comes out on Xbox at the same time or first they are not allowed to publish a game on the store unless they are a major party.

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harrisk9541117d ago (Edited 1117d ago )

One of my most anticipated games...

Question.... if the game is a "timed exclusive" to the PS4, then coming to PC, does that mean that PS4 has a CONSOLE exclusive and it will not be coming to XB1?

Has there been any word on an XB1 port? I think that if Sony tied this up as a PS4 console exclusive, they would be brilliant. This game will move consoles.

EDIT: Just answered my own question:


"With these two major platforms confirmed for eventual release of No Man’s Sky I’m sure questions will shift to the Xbox One. However, with how entrenched the game is in PS4 and certain policies Microsoft has about indie publishers, it is unlikely we will see No Man’s Sky on Xbox One any time soon, if at all. Still, it is a definite possibility as Hello Games has left the door open for all platforms to see a release at some point."

DoctorJones1117d ago

Look at history, Joe Danger was exclusive to PS for a while, then it came to Xbox and pc. It will be the same here.

Just another 'timed exclusive'.

Pointless really, 'timed exclusives' are not real exclusives. They should be criticized equally, not just to suit an agenda.

HaveAsandwich1117d ago

at some point, yea. it'll be a hell of a long time though.

Gamer19821116d ago

No Xbox port thanks to [email protected] rules which means unless it comes out first or at the same time on xbox it cannot be published on xbox. At least for Indie games which this clearly is. Only big publishers do not have to abide by [email protected] So stop thinking this will ever be on Xbox at least until MS get rid of that stupid rule which they made because they are big headed a$$h0135 who think the rule will make devs choose Xbox over PS. It's what happens when you get a big head and its gonna blow up int here face just like always online. It will be removed in the future I have no doubt about it but in the next year so this game comes out on the system?? I doubt it.. Maybe this game will be the one to make them do it though..

ATi_Elite1117d ago

if a PC game is "Console-y" then it's a MULTI-PLAT and NOT a PC Game.

there is NOTHING Console-y about a PC Game.

PC Exclusives stay Exclusives because there is usually something that that game has that the Devs do not feel will work in the console environment i.e. Network, gameplay, genre, technology, etc..

"buh buh what about Diablo III"? Good point!

The Control scheme is Totally different thus making the one version almost impossible at high difficulty levels.

ShinMaster1116d ago

OMG haha. You guys are ridiculous.
So a PC game is not a TRUE PC game unless it remains exclusive?

Bathyj1116d ago

I think he's making the point I have made many times, lots of games that are on pc's like assassins creed, watchdogs, GTA, were designed with consoles in mind, and simply made for pc as well. They are console games at heart, they just happen to be on pc.

True pc games are built from the ground up for pc and pc only, be it control scheme, target audience or just horsepower, and that's why they'll never likely be ported, or at least not without significant compromises.

ShinMaster1116d ago

I've played several PC games that were build from the ground up for PC and ended up on consoles anyway.

Zhipp1116d ago

Most RTS's are good examples of PC games. You'll never see Total War on a console. It's just not compatible.

d3nworth11116d ago

Your argument makes no sense. Do you have any idea how many game invalidate your argument? America Mcgee's Alice, Crysis, The Witcher 2, War Thunder, WarFrame, PlanetSide 2,Minecraft, BroForce all PC exclusives that then made it to consoles. So were they console-y when they first launch on PC or just when the eventually came out on consoles. There is only one reason why a game would stay exclusive to PC and that's if the money wasn't there to be made on other platform. If the money is there a Dev would optimize the hell out that game to get it to run on consoles. Money matters not platforms.

"buh buh what about Diablo III"? Good point!

"The Control scheme is Totally different thus making the one version almost impossible at high difficulty levels."

That's complete BS if a person is used to the control scheme they will have no trouble playing it at a high difficulty. Of course if you being playing the game with mouse and keyboard then tried to play it with a controller it's going to be impossible at a high difficulty for you.

PC gaming, Console gaming. Gaming is gaming you people need to quit putting stupid titles in front of everything.

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C-H-E-F1117d ago

long as I don't see XO i'm fine with that. :D

Cha0tik1116d ago

I haven't seen anything about this coming to Xbox OpS4ne. There are many indies on PC & PS4. Right now its a console exclusive coming to PC and the possibility of coming to Xbox One.

C-H-E-F1115d ago

Exactly @Azuske
Mofo's be reading into ish sooo much lOl.. read what it says and take it for what it is.. just like GTAV was a timed exclusive for ps3/360.

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AndrewLB1116d ago

The developer had talked about this being developed originally for PC and suddenly a few months back said it was PS4 exclusive. Sounds like sony threw them a bunch of money to release it on console first.

DigitalRaptor1116d ago (Edited 1116d ago )

All console games are developed on PC.

A few months back (E3), they announced that it would make its "console exclusive debut". Shahid Ahmad, who deals with third party relations and indie games, told on Twitter that he signed the game with SCE.

Don't need to act like you're uncovering a bit of a secret. It's obvious a deal was made, but it's also obvious that Hello Games trusts Sony to debut all their new IPs, as shown with Joe Danger and now this.

showtimefolks1116d ago

I for one never thought it was a permanent exclusive, i thought like a lot of indie games it was just coming to PlaySt