No Mans Sky Getting Sony’s Full Support


The potential for No Mans Sky to help the PlayStation 4 is so great that Sony isn’t just going to let it slip onto the platform without a little extra push. Instead, Sony is going to put the full force of their PlayStation division behind the unique timed exclusive, No Mans Sky.

Sony is going to flex its marketing and developing muscle to assist with the release of No Mans Sky.

The PlayStation division of Sony had a nice chat with MCV recently and revealed their plans to support a small developer with a big dream

Sony see’s the vast potential that can come from having such a great timed exclusive such as No Man’s Sky. It could potentially help to attract a new customer base with a type of gameplay that isn’t offered in any game on a console anywhere. So, with that in mind, Sony is going to be offering its complete support in the development of No Mans Sky, even treating it as if it were being developed in house. This kind of support from the console owner is unprecedented.

No Mans Sky has been treated as if it was from one of our internal studios,” he says. “We have been working very closely with the developers and bringing it into our release programme as if we had made it. We are not going to treat it any differently and we are going to put the full weight of PlayStation behind it. If it all comes together as well as expected, it will be treated like a first-party release; it is not a self-published small indie title on the platform.

- Fergal Gara

That kind of support marks a turn in their strategy that was a little less friendly to independent and smaller developers. Crucially, they seem to intend for this type of policy to persist as any game that has potential should be recognized and supported as fully as possible to be successful on the PS4.

No Mans Sky is a procedurally generated open universe title where you can explore one of around 18 quintillion possible different planets, letting you find and exploit resources, hunt alien lifeforms, participate in huge space battles as well as just enjoy the gorgeous scenery that will likely be a part of this masterpiece. The goal of the game is to reach the center of the galaxy, though with the massive amounts of opportunity available, that won’t necessarily be the focus.

Currently No Mans Sky is set to release sometime in 2015, and will obviously now be very optimized for the PS4. No Man’s Sky will also find its way over to the PC at some point.