Why Isn’t No Man’s Sky Coming To PC?
You’d think that a game all about no limits and going wherever your heart desires would be on all the platforms it could exist on but you’d be wrong. No Man’s Sky was a showstopper at E3 for many. For me, it just doesn’t look or feel like gameplay so it’s a title that I am mighty intrigued by but also need to get my hands on before I’m impressed.
At present No Man’s Sky is only set for a PS4 release and that’s a little sad for everyone else out there. However, rest assured Hello Games does want to do a PC version.
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Speaking with RPS, Hello Games managing director Sean Murray said, “Basically we’re doing a console debut on PS4. That’s all we’re saying right now. But that leaves open a PC version, which we really want to do.”
RPS then asked for clarification on a PC build and the answer again was pretty simple. The team is kept small to preserve focus so they’re reluctant to expand which would be necessary to work on different ports of the game concurrently. Thus a PC or maybe even Xbox One build can only happen after the PS4 build of the game is completed.
However, this doesn’t mean that Hello Games isn’t thinking about a PC build. Alex Wiltshire talked mods with RPS, stating, “We don’t know yet whether we’ll allow mods or provide tools to support them. Our focus, though, is on features that support what for us the game is about – exploring a vast universe. That might inherently involve mods – we’ll know more as we continue making the game.”
I think No Man’s Sky would benefit greatly from some interesting PC mods. I can envision each planet being uniquely moddable. One planet could be Skyrim, the next a Pokemon-filled world, another Westeros and so on and so forth. Maybe your ship could be made to look like an X-Wing or the Enterprise.
Basically, there are even more possibilities for this game once you let it loose on PC.