The Hello Games development team announced that the survival game No Man’s Sky will arrive on Nintendo Switch this summer.
Developer Hello Games has announced that the massive survival game No Man’s Sky will arrive on Nintendo Switch this summer. No Man’s Sky’s new announcement comes during today’s Nintendo Direct showcase, in which the cosmic title will fit into the handheld lineup. According to the press release, the Nintendo Switch Edition will include the last 5 years of major updates such as Frontiers, Prisms, Expeditions, and Companions. The upcoming product will support both docked and handheld game modes.
As more and more third-party games make their way to the Nintendo Switch, No Man’s Sky getting a version on Nintendo Switch is an exciting announcement for fans of the discovery title. Although the Switch has relatively less powerful hardware compared to other consoles, developers continue to move to handhelds, realizing that some performance changes will be required. According to Hello Games, there are challenges with the limitations in the Switch’s hardware due to No Man’s Sky’s cosmic mechanics. As No Man’s Sky relied heavily on world development from algorithms, the developers had to experiment with many ideas to make the game run smoothly in both docking and handheld modes. Similar issues have appeared and been fixed in other titles, such as Apex Legends and Kingdom Hearts that use cloud gaming.
No Man’s Sky has gone through about 15 updates since its disappointing 2016 debut, with fans claiming it didn’t live up to its promises and accusing the developers of advertising. false statements. Considering the challenges that Hello Games has faced, it goes without saying; it has shown great dedication in improving the graphics and gameplay of No Man’s Sky over time. For example, in the latest 3.6 update, players can find galactic world advancements, updated skins, enhanced visuals, and significant new story content.
As many notable titles were announced at the Nintendo Direct showcase, the reveal of No Man’s Sky came with anticipation and some doubt that it might even materialize. However, it has been shown that third-party titles have evolved on the Switch with a few technical changes. The handheld itself has continued to grow in sales since its launch in 2017, eventually overtaking the Wii. As No Man’s Sky continues to grow, fans can look forward to playing the title this summer on Switch despite its past struggles. It will be interesting to see what the developers have in store as it gets closer to the next update.
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