No Man's Sky Will Get PS5 And Xbox Series X/S Versions At Launch
The game released several years ago but is getting a full next-generation upgrade on the new systems.
No Man's Sky launched early in the console generation and has evolved drastically since then, with everything from multiplayer to base-building coming to the exploration-survival game. Now, it is giving you a new destination: next-generation consoles.
Coming at launch for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5, the next-generation versions of No Man's Sky feature save compatibility with the older consoles, letting you continue where you left off. You'll be able to keep playing the PlayStation VR version on PS5, as well, though it will be the backwards compatible PS4 version.
The worlds will be more vibrant, with thicker flora and higher-resolution textures on the new consoles as well as PC via Ultra settings. You'll be able to build bigger bases than on the older systems, as shown off in the trailer above. Multiplayer sessions will include support for up to 32 players, and cross-play support will span every platform the game is on.
On Xbox Series X and PS5, No Man's Sky will run at 60 frames per second and 4K resolution, while Xbox Series S players can choose between a higher resolution or 60 frames per second gameplay. Because of the fast SSDs on the new consoles, they'll also warp between systems drastically faster than on Xbox One or PS4.
Because of the PS5's unique features, it gets most of the unique enhancements. These include trigger feedback on the DualSense, with the Multi-Tool providing resistance and clicks. It also supports 3D audio, though this isn't available on televisions at launch.
New enhancements will also be available for the PC version of No Man's Sky as part of the 3.10 update. You can check out the full patch notes below.
Xbox Series X and S both launch on November 10. The PS5 follows two days later on November 12, and is available both with or without a disc drive.
No Man's Sky 3.10 Patch Notes
NEXT GENERATION CONSOLE SUPPORT
- No Man’s Sky is now compatible with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
- Save games can be transferred from previous console generations to their next generation equivalent.
- PSVR owners can continue to experience No Man’s Sky in Virtual Reality on PlayStation 5 via the backwards compatibility functionality.
- PlayStation 5 users can use the Activities feature to track and manage their Journey Milestones.
- PlayStation 5 users now experience feedback directly through the triggers of their pad.
- Added support for Tempest 3D AudioTech on PlayStation 5.
- Rendering quality has been significantly increased for next generation consoles.
- Base complexity rendering limits have been removed for next generation consoles.
- For next generation consoles and PCs running on “Ultra” settings, the distance at which detailed grass, plants, rocks and other objects are shown has increased.
- For next generation consoles and PCs running on “Ultra” settings, the density of terrain details such as foliage, fungi and rocks has been increased.
- Texture and geometric detail on a large number of objects such as foliage, fungi and rocks has been significantly increased.
- Improved the visual effect of grass being pushed aside when walking through it.
- Fixed an issue that caused the water horizon to appear bumpy.
- Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause grass to fail to render.
- Fixed an issue that caused butterfly bellies to be unintentionally always white.
- Fixed an issue that caused planetary lighting to change after opening and closing Photo Mode.
- Fixed an issue that could cause foliage to disappear when moving the camera in Photo Mode.
- Refreshed the set of community images on the Mode Select screen.
- Updated the style of the hazard protection icons on the HUD.
- Updated the style of the icons displayed by mission notifications and markers.
PERFORMANCE & STABILITY
- Fixed a number of rendering-related crashes on PS4.
- Fixed an issue that could cause very large saves to fail to load on PC.
- Optimised terrain generation on Xbox One.
- Introduced a significant number of performance optimisations for all platforms.
QUALITY OF LIFE
- Improved the feel of space combat. Target locking has been improved, and enemy ships are now more visible with cleaner UI.
- The camera shake caused by gassy hazardous flora has been reduced.
- The camera shake when shooting nearby objects has been reduced.
- Hover text has been added to banner emblems in the Appearance Customiser.
- On PS4 and Xbox One, when adding a No Man’s Sky friend who is playing on on the same platform, players are now also presented with the option to add them as a PSN or Xbox friend.
- Fixed a rare blocker where some players on older saves would be unable to progress in the Atlas Path.
- Fixed some rare cases where multiplayer sessions could fail to resume correctly after suspending the game on Xbox One.
- Fixed an issue that could cause a blank Galactic Map when joining a multiplayer game while the host was mid-warp.
- Fixed an issue where NPC pilots landing on planets could disappear for some players in a multiplayer game.
- Fixed an issue that could cause players to load into the wrong system when joining a multiplayer game while the host was on the other side of a portal.
- Fixed an issue that could prevent players from redeeming the pre-order bonus if it was installed while the game was running in the background.
- Improved the alignment of the camera when interacting with damaged containers.
- Fixed an issue that could cause ships docking in a Space Station to have incorrect collision.
- Improved the collision of doors on bases, making them easier to walk through.
- Fixed an issue that prevented base decals from being deletable after placement.
- Fixed an issue that could cause multiple mission notifications to display simultaneously and overlap.
- Fixed a rare case where the tutorial notifications would constantly flicker when starting a new game.
- Fixed a rare issue that could cause inactive missions to progress when using the Multi-Tool Scanner.
- Fixed a number of incorrect text responses in NPC interactions.