Hello Games and Sony dropped a pretty major announcement into the “State of Play” video presentation today, revealing that the next update to No Man’s Sky will include full PlayStation VR support.
While the first “State of Play” was a bit of a snoozer, at least we found out that the upcoming “Beyond” update for No Man’s Sky will finally bring VR support to the increasingly popular galactic exploration game. And just like all major updates for the game, this one is going to be absolutely free.
Following the big reveal, Hello Games’ Sean Murray dropped by the PlayStation Blog to flesh out the details. The biggest takeaway here is that this is not going to be a “VR experience” bolted onto No Man’s Sky, but rather the ability to play the entire game within a PSVR headset. He noted that anything you can do in the standard game can be done in VR once the new update rolls out, with some fun new tweaks thrown in for good measure. For instance, you’ll be able to reach back with your controller and “grab” your terrain manipulation tool rather than just push a button to equip it. In the cockpit, you’ll be able to reach out and take control of the flight stick and thruster, too. And, of course, you’ll be able to fist bump other players who are using the VR controls.
Murray went on to explain VR support is actually only the second of three major prongs being added to NMS with the Beyond update. The first prong was enhanced multiplayer, which was announced a couple weeks back. The second prong was today’s big announcement, full VR integration. Apparently there’s a third major reveal still on the way, but we’ll just have to keep waiting to find out what that is.
So what do you think, readers? Are you ready to start exploring the No Man’s Sky galaxy from a proper first-person perspective? Let us know in the comments below.