No Man's Sky Dev Considering Morpheus, Oculus VR Support

"I don't know what I'm allowed to say," says dev.

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While it's by no means a guarantee at this point, open-world space game No Man's Sky may end up offering support for virtual reality headsets.

Asked about the possibility in an upcoming issue of Edge (via GamesRadar), Hello Games' Sean Murray had a coy response: "I don't know what I'm allowed to say."

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That might suggest there is something to announce that he simply can't acknowledge yet. Whatever the case, he did offer a bit more in the way of Hello's thinking about VR.

"It's something we're thinking about," he said. "Morpheus, Oculus... There's nothing more cool and sci-fi than VR and a big procedural universe. I think that, for the people who want to just explore, and even for the space combat and things like that, it would be a good fit. Let's put it that way."

Like the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, No Man's Sky doesn't yet have an exact release date. The Rift is due out in early 2016 for an unspecified price, while Sony hasn't decided a release date for Morpheus and says it's too early to talk about a price.

No Man's Sky is an ambitious open-world game for PC and PS4 where you can explore a vast galaxy filled with procedurally generated planets. Following its original reveal, it remained unclear exactly what No Man's Sky actually had players doing, but that's come into focus in recent months.

Given the tremendous amount of interest in the game, it would seem like the kind of killer app for Morpheus that Sony no doubt desires. But whether that happens remains to be seen; we know Hello has already turned down outside investments in order to stay true to its vision for No Man's Sky.

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