No Man's Sky goes gold ahead of Aug. 9 release

No Man's Sky, the long-awaited space exploration game, has officially wrapped up development ahead of its August 9 release. Referred to as "going gold," the team has completed work on the version of the game that will ship to gamers.

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If you're unfamiliar with No Man's Sky, the game is extremely ambitious, allowing players to take to space to explore a full universe full of procedurally generated worlds. Essentially a massive sandbox, you'll be able to hop from planet to planet, discovering, cataloging and naming new creatures and more. The sheer scope of the game is almost unimaginable.

No Man's Sky is due for release on August 9 for PC and PlayStation 4, but a potential future Xbox One release hasn't been ruled out. For now, you can pre-order the game for PC on Steam at the link below for $60.

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