Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. Today we’re talking about No Man’s Sky VR.
We’re smack dab in the middle of summer which means that the big Beyond update for No Man’s Sky should be dropping very soon. The Beyond update is of course the big overhaul that will include a revamp of its online offerings as well as full VR support for the native game on both PSVR and PC VR headsets.
Yes, that means you do not need to buy a separate VR version of the game (looking at you Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR, Borderlands 2 VR, etc) and you will be able to play online with non-VR players across the same universe and same save files. In fact, according to Sean Murray, over one million existing No Man’s Sky players have VR headsets ready to go.
We’ve gone hands-on with the VR update on both a Vive Pro and PSVR (you can read about those impressions here) as well as briefly on a Valve Index. Needless to say we’re extremely excited to play this game in VR and we’ve thought it fit the format perfectly ever since its original launch back in 2016.
With such an anticipated new release fast approaching (although we still don’t have a date other than Summer 2019) we need to know: What do you plan on doing first in No Man’s Sky VR once it launches? Are you eager to fly around exploring the stars or do you want to complete the journey to the center of the universe? Are you excited to meet up with friends in VR or do you just want to build bases across planet surfaces?
Let us know what you’re most excited to do down in the comments below!