No Man''s Sky was once considered one of the greatest redemption arcs in gaming history. Initially, although it promised much with its space-faring survival title, it had failed to deliver on almost everything, causing major backlash from the video game community. In the years following, the developers have added consistent free updates, expanding on the game, and adding multiple versions of No Man''s Sky to the Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X.
The Nintendo Switch is the latest console to receive a No Man''s Sky port. To have a vast, explorative experience in the handheld design of the Switch, Sean Murray says, "feels both completely natural and also completely improbable at the same time." To have a game as big as No Man''s Sky work on a console less powerful than a PS4 is no mean feat, especially with all the previous updates for the game coming to the new version.
One thing that will notably be missing from No Man''s Sky on the Switch is multiplayer. It had initially been promised to be part of the No Man''s Sky experience, but was not in the previously poorly received launch. This means that no Man''s Sky on the Switch will be a single-player experience, but there will be all major updates to the survival title in the port when it drops in October.
There is also possibility that multiplayer will be available on the Switch port of No Man''s Sky later on the road, as Hello Games has stated that it will continue to provide updates and expansion on the game following its release. However, even if it does not include the Switch port of No Man''s Sky, there are still plenty of things to do. From making alien friends to combating pirate invasions in the recent Outlaws update for No Man''s Sky, it is unlikely that a player who is faring the galaxy alone will be
Alongside the release of No Man''s Sky''s Nintendo Switch port, a physical PS5 release of the game will be discontinued on the same date. This will be the first time since 2019 that a player will be able to buy a copy of No Man''s Sky at a physical retailer, proving that even six years after the game is still in demand.
No Man''s Sky will be released for Nintendo Switch on October 7, 2022, and it is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.