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No Man's Sky

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This game was released on August 09, 2016 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

No Man’s Sky is a space adventure game developed by indie studio Hello Games and published by Sony (PS4) and iam8bit (PC). It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “open world”, featuring an effectively infinite, procedurally-generated universe with billions of star systems. Players can explore the galaxy on their spaceship, land on planets, discover new forms of flora and fauna, and fight or trade with various NPC factions. The ultimate goal is journeying towards the center of the galaxy, but the increasingly hostile environments will require upgrades to the player’s ship, space suit, and multi-tool.

As all the planets are generated on-the-fly, the game can be played offline. However, No Man’s Sky does have some multiplayer elements, such as crediting the first player to discover a certain planet or a lifeform.

Pre-order bonuses

Here is a list of the available pre-order bonuses for No Man’s Sky. These will help kickstart your adventure with a hyperdrive-equipped ship, and more.

  • GameStop (physical, PS4): early access to a Rezosu Z65 multi-tool, upgraded Alpha Vector ship, and 10,000 in-game currency units that can be used for purchasing faster ships and better weapons.
  • Other retailers (physical, PS4): Alpha Vector ship alone.
  • PlayStation Store (digital, PS4): a bundle of 10 PSN Avatars.
  • Steam / GOG / Humble Store (digital, PC): Horizon Omega ship equipped with an upgraded hyperdrive and increased firepower.

The game is also available in two special editions.

Limited Edition (PS4)

No Mans Sky Limited Edition

The Limited Edition for PlayStation 4 costs $79.99 and includes the following extras:

  • SteelBook case
  • 48-page art book
  • “Adventures in No Man’s Sky” comic with contributions from Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Star Trek: Titan writer James Swallow, and sci-fi illustrator Angus McKie
  • PS4 Dynamic Theme
  • In-game starter kit:
    • Photonix Core (ship boost)
    • Trader Charisma (bonus resources)
    • BoltCaster SM (weapon blueprint)

This edition should be available at most retailers.

Explorer’s Edition (PC)

No Mans Sky Explorers Edition

The Explorer’s Edition for PC is a lot pricier ($149.99), but comes with some impressive collectibles. It includes a game code for Steam or GOG, plus these:

  • Hand-painted, cast metal Ship Replica (1:35 scale) with decals for customization
  • Hard-enamel Traveller Pin
  • Diorama Display Backdrop
  • A Rad Box
  • Mystery Item (to be revealed at launch)

Only 10,000 units of this edition were manufactured, and it is available exclusively on the iam8bit store.

Gameplay trailer

After being delayed for some “extra polish”, No Man’s Sky will now reach PlayStation 4 on August 9th, and PC on August 12, 2016.


  • Anonymous's avatar
    March 13, 2016 at 09:24

    What you actually do in this game:


    • Anonymous's avatar
      August 12, 2016 at 09:33

      You are meant to journey to center of the universe

  • Zane's avatar
    April 9, 2016 at 19:10

    Best Buy seems to include, in addition to the Alpha Vector ship, “an upgraded suit and binoculars with No Man’s Sky Limited Edition.”
    Can anyone confirm if this is exclusive to BB or comes with every pre-order Limited Edition?


    • Anonymous's avatar
      April 30, 2016 at 06:45

      Anyone knows more about this?

  • Fat's avatar
    July 24, 2016 at 21:07


  • Divine3467's avatar
    July 28, 2016 at 20:08

    12 days left!

    • Anonymous's avatar
      July 30, 2016 at 10:47

      Holy crap, I’m giddy about the release of this game! It feels almost like waiting for Christmas Day as a kid.

  • Anonymous's avatar
    July 29, 2016 at 04:22

    I take it all boxed copies have the Alpha Vector then.

  • Anonymous's avatar
    July 29, 2016 at 22:32

    I’m actually not know if in the “No Man’s Sky”, Normal edition too a bonus available is?

    • Anonymous's avatar
      July 30, 2016 at 03:29

      Yes, all boxed PS4 edition get Alpha Vector ship, all digital PC edition get Horizon Omega ship.

      • Anonymous's avatar
        August 1, 2016 at 11:47

        That kind of annoyed me, you have to preorder on ps4 if you want the best deal, the pc deal is pretty good, but not as good as the ps4 deal. :/

        • Anonymous's avatar
          August 2, 2016 at 09:53

          Is one ship really worse than the other?

  • Dakota's avatar
    August 2, 2016 at 16:00

    Wow the Psn preorder item SUCKS. Who wants avatar pictures??

    • Anonymous's avatar
      August 5, 2016 at 16:23

      It depends on region, UK does get Alpha Vector and 10k currency on PSN.

  • Matko's avatar
    August 4, 2016 at 04:21

    Just preordered the limited edition from amazon, the package is coming on august 17th :(

    • Anonymous's avatar
      August 13, 2016 at 14:56


  • Anonymous's avatar
    August 8, 2016 at 10:11

    12 more hours

  • Anonymous's avatar
    August 8, 2016 at 17:08

    Do you get the pre order bonus for the digital version?

    • Anonymous's avatar
      August 10, 2016 at 08:25

      did you read the article?

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