Nintendo Switch owners may soon be able to play one of the biggest PS4 and Xbox One games ever made.
Ahead of the No Man’s Sky Beyond release date, Hello Games’ boss Sean Murray discussed the possibility of porting the game to Switch.
And while Murray didn’t confirm plans to release the game on Nintendo’s console, he told Game Informer that the studio would certainly be interested.
Asked about a possible No Man’s Sky Nintendo Switch port, Murray said: “It’s super interesting.
“I love the Switch. We’re obviously very focused on what we’re doing right now, but we have done a lot of work for PSVR to optimise the game. So I’d be interested to see what’s possible.
“But at the moment, we’re just very focused on what we’re doing right now.”
Murray’s comments about PlayStation VR suggest that a Switch port would be possible, so fingers crossed we get there eventually.
In the meantime, Hello Games is focusing on the imminent release of No Man’s Sky Beyond.
The free No Man’s Sky DLC will be available to download from August 14, Hello Games recently confirmed.
Titled Beyond, the content drop adds No Man’s Sky Online to the experience, as well as virtual reality support.
It’s described as three major updates rolled into one, and is compared to last year’s NEXT update in terms of scope.
“No Man’s Sky: BEYOND rolls three major updates into one larger free release, which includes No Man’s Sky Online, a radical new social and multiplayer experience that empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together,” reads the official announcement.
“The BEYOND launch also delivers No Man’s Sky Virtual Reality to supporting platforms, bringing the entire game to life in an immersive and enriched VR experience.”
Virtual reality support will be available on PlayStation VR and Steam, while a boxed retail copy will also come to PS4.
According to Hello Games, VR players will even be able to interact with non-VR players in multiplayer.
“Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below,” Hello Games explains.
“Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation, and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control.
“Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your VR peers. Anything possible in No Man’s Sky, NEXT or any other update will soon be ready and waiting as an immersive and enriched VR experience.”