No PlayStation Plus? No problem.
No Man’s Sky features quintillions of planets, animals, and plants, all in a vast fully explorable universe. In fact, vast is an understatement. While technically there is multiplayer support, the chance of you actually meeting up with another play in the vastness of space is so slim, that Sony and Hello Games go as far as to consider the game a “single-player experience.” Thus no need for a PS Plus membership.
However, while you can play the game offline, you will need to play online in order to register your discoveries.
“PS Plus won’t be a requirement to play online, however you will need to be connected to the internet for your discoveries to register with the universal atlas,” a Sony representative told Game Informer Australia editor David Milner.
No Man’s Sky is set to release August 9th for PS4 and PC.
I hit that pre-order button a long time ago. In regards to this specific piece of news: I think it’s a smart move on Hello Game’s part. Their audience just got substantially bigger by detouring the requirement of PS Plus.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.