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No Man's Sky launches on Xbox One

A few months ago, Hello Games surprised Xbox One owners by announcing No Man's Sky for Microsoft's platform. Better yet, the studio said that the title would feature Xbox One X enhancements. Fans have been asking for this game for years now, and it finally launched on the system today! No Man's Sky was previously a PlayStation 4 console exclusive for many years.

No Man's Sky is currently listed as 7.82 GB on Xbox One, so it might be worth it to go digital given its size. Nowadays, a lot of patches are larger than that entire game. However, more space might be required one the files are installed on your console due to the "unpacking" process.

No Man's Sky is a science fiction adventure set across an infinite universe, in which every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. In this procedurally-generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other player has seen before. However, a mystery lies at the center of the galaxy, an irresistible pulse that draws you on a voyage to discover the true nature of the universe.

505 Games is only publishing the physical version for Xbox One and Hello Games is going through the ID@Xbox program to launch the digital edition.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

5 Comments
  • I enjoyed the game but felt it was over priced and it lacked the very features me and my son's bought the game for. It's good to see the Xbox getting more titles.
  • Agreed. I feel it's overpriced even with the updates. There are a lot of other games that have come out on ID@Xbox, with a lot more content, that were cheaper when they were initially released. It's especially overpriced considering it can be had for $20-30 cheaper on PS4 and PC. Why is it $50 just because this is the initial release on Xbox? Understand there's some porting that needs to be done, but it was already on PC and most people who wanted it, probably already got it. You're going to be hard pressed to find a large number of people who want to drop $50 on it that haven't already.
  • I was happy to drop the 50. For my money and the time I will spend on it it is a way better deal than many games. I love the game and want to be able to play it on Xbox in my living room. I do own it on the PC as well. Also all their updates are free
  • 4k Sci-Fi gaming on my X1X? Yes, please. Now that the game's finally out of what amounted to a long-term beta I'm eager to fire up the finished product and happy to pay the price.
  • I'm enjoying the game and happily paid the $50.