No Man’s Sky Has Been Secretly In The Works For Two Years, And There’s More Info To Come

No Man’s Sky is coming to the Nintendo Switch, which many people — especially those who’ve played the ambitious spacefaring saga on other platforms — are a little sceptical of. How are they going to fit an entire procedurally-generated galaxy in the comparatively tiny Switch?

Hello Games’ Sean Murray took to the studio’s blog to detail the process behind the game’s development, including the fact that it’s been worked on in secret for years:

For the last couple of years, a couple of members of our small team have been secretly working on the Nintendo Switch version of No Man’s Sky.

No Man’s Sky is built around procedural generation, which means the console generates everything you see. This makes it so much harder to bring our game to something like the Switch. There have been so many times where we’ve gone home one day convinced it was impossible, only to have someone stride in the next day with a unique technical solution. Honestly I think this team never seems happier than when they are trying to do near-impossible things.

So it’s not just us that thought it was an impossible task! But the question is — like many other gigantic games, will this one be coming to the Switch as a cloud-streamed game? Murray doesn’t say, but it sounds like that might not be the case. Check out this bit from the blog (emphasis ours):

Every time I pick the Switch up and seamlessly jump from planet to planet, from star system to star system, I have to pinch myself that I am playing on the Nintendo Switch, and that I can take it with me wherever I go.

Many of our community have Switches as their secondary gaming device and we are pleased to be able to offer them an alternative way to play, either at home docked, or on the move.

The cloud games require internet to stream, so they’re not particularly portable without a stable internet connection.

However, Murray also says there’s more information to come:

There’s so much more we have yet to reveal about the Switch version, and there’ll be more announcements to come as we get closer to release.

Either way, we’re excited to see this gigantic sci-fi adventure game come to Switch.

Will you be getting No Man’s Sky on Switch? Tell us in the comments!

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