Today on the PlayStation Blog, Sean Murray, the managing director at Hello Games, revealed that No Man’s Sky, the PlayStation and PC galactic exploration game, will be launching on June 21. The game will be released in both digital and retail store fronts. The creator showed his excitement at the prospect of having a physical copy made of his game:
“I remember when I sat in the audience and saw Sony putting LittleBigPlanet on stage for the first time, I knew that it no longer mattered how many people worked on your game, and that not every game had to start with a 10-minute CGI cut scene. I can’t believe we’re about to follow in their footsteps as an even smaller studio with their game in real, actual shops.”
Despite being an indie title, the game will release at £40 on PC and £50/$60 on PS4, due to its large scale. The “Explorer Edition” will also launch, only for PC players, with a hand-painted model spaceship, an enamel pin, a “diorama display backdrop” and a “mystery item” valued at $10. This will be limited to 10,000 units and is only available at iam8bit.