Prepare to blast off and explore an open world of No Man's Sky for the Xbox One. The 2016 indie game will be dropping on the Microsoft platform later this year via 505 Games, the company confirmed in a press release today. Created by Sean Murray and published by indie studio Hello Games, Sky was meant to capture the science fiction style of the 1970s and '80s.
In the game, players take on the persona of the Traveller, an alien humanoid, traversing the cosmos and sharpening their skills in exploration, survival, combat, and trading. There are plenty of planets to explore, each with its own animal and plant life.
To date, No Man's Sky has only been released for the PS4 and PC. Upon release, it received mixed reviews and even endured scrutiny over its marketing campaign, which was accused of "false advertising." Nevertheless, sales were extremely good, with the game becoming the highest-downloaded title from the PlayStation Store in August of 2016. According to the National Purchase Diary Panel, it was also the second-highest-selling game in North America in terms of physical copies purchased that month. In 2017, it received the Best Technology Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards.
Hello Games is currently working on a major (and free) update for the game the company is calling No Man's Sky NEXT. "It is an important next step in a journey for No Man’s Sky, for Hello Games, and for our devoted community,” said Sean Murray, founder at Hello Games. “Each update for No Man’s Sky has been more successful than the last; this was especially true of our last update, Atlas Rises. It emboldens the team to push ourselves further. This journey is far from over, and it’s exciting to be working again on something you know will surprise people.”
Continue on to the gallery below for the new Xbox One box art and a few screenshots of the breathtaking landscapes you'll get to visit.