Why the No Man’s Sky devs aren’t talking about a PC version

By Dave Cook
1 July 2014 10:56 GMT

No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games is launching its procedural universe exploring romp on PS4, but what about a PC version? The team has explained why it’s not been talking about other formats.


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Speaking with RPS, Hello Games managing director Sean Murray said, “Basically we’re doing a console debut on PS4. That’s all we’re saying right now. But that leaves open a PC version, which we really want to do.”

Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? RPS then asked Hello Games for further clarity on a PC build, and was told that the development team is small to preserve focus, and that it’s reluctant to expand at the risk of harming the project. It is reluctant to announce anything on a other formats until the team is sure of its plans.

However, this doesn’t mean that Hello Games isn’t thinking about a PC build. Alex Wiltshire talked mods with RPS, stating, “We don’t know yet whether we’ll allow mods or provide tools to support them. Our focus, though, is on features that support what for us the game is about – exploring a vast universe. That might inherently involve mods – we’ll know more as we continue making the game.”

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