Sony Explains No Man’s Sky Will Not Require PlayStation Plus for Online Connectivity

on July 25, 2016 9:53 AM

With just a few weeks to go, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated No Man’s Sky will finally have players exploring the far reaches of the galaxy in its nearly-infinite universe, with Sony clarifying that PlayStation Plus will not be required to (possibly) explore the galaxy with other players and access its other online features.

In a statement to Game Informer Australia (via Game Informer), a Sony representative explained that “PS Plus won’t be a requirement to play online,” in reference to some of the game’s online connectivity features where players can interact with others that they meet, though in more of a passive experience compared to something like Journey or Dark Souls.

Sony also explained that though PlayStation Plus won’t be required for the actual game itself, “you will need to be connected to the internet for your discoveries to register with the universal atlas,” allowing players to mark newly-discovered planets, creatures, and more.

No Man’s Sky will release for PS4 and PC on August 9th, 2016 in the US, followed by its release in the UK and Europe on August 10th, 2016.

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