The highly anticipated action-adventure survival game “No Man’s Sky” has finally arrived on Mac, making it available for download on Steam.
This release follows the promise Apple made at last year’s WWDC where it announced that No Man’s Sky would be available for both the Mac and iPad by the end of 2022. While the iPad version is still pending, the Mac launch serves as the first of two anticipated announcements from Hello Games.
Hello Games delivers on WWDC 22 promise with the release of No Man’s Sky for macOS
Hello Games founder, Sean Murray, had been teasing two surprises for Apple users earlier this week. Today, with the Mac release, it seems that the first surprise has been unveiled, leaving fans excitedly awaiting the second surprise, which is expected to be the long-awaited release of No Man’s Sky for the iPad.
No Man’s Sky is a groundbreaking action-adventure survival game that offers players an entire universe to explore. The immersive title takes players on an awe-inspiring journey through a procedurally generated galaxy. With an almost infinite number of planets to discover, each with its own unique landscapes, creatures, and resources, players have the freedom to chart their own course and shape their destiny.
No Man’s Sky has already made its mark in the virtual reality (VR) space, being available on multiple platforms such as PC and PlayStation VR. At last year’s WWDC, the game was showcased on a Mac equipped with a powerful M1 chip. Given the rumored capabilities of Apple’s mixed-reality headset, including a custom chip derived from the M2 chip and a dedicated image signal processor, it is expected to run No Man’s Sky seamlessly.
This speculation has further fueled rumors that Hello Games might also be developing a game specifically tailored for Apple’s highly-anticipated mixed-reality headset which is rumored to be announced at WWDC 2023 in less than a week.
Hello, Games has previously collaborated with Apple through its game publishing platform, Apple Arcade. Considering the ongoing discussions between the two companies, it wouldn’t be surprising to see No Man’s Sky among the initial lineup of games for Apple’s mixed-reality headset.
While there have been rumors suggesting that Apple’s headset might not have a strong focus on gaming, respected journalist Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has consistently mentioned gaming as one of the main priorities for the device. Reports indicate that Apple has been actively working with various game developers to adapt their content for mixed reality, and the company is anticipated to provide comprehensive developer tools to create immersive experiences for the headset.
Currently, Mac users can enjoy No Man’s Sky on Steam, and it is expected to arrive on the Mac App Store in the near future. As we eagerly await the second surprise announcement from Hello Games, it’s clear that Apple users have much to look forward to in terms of immersive gaming experiences and the potential arrival of No Man’s Sky on the iPad and Apple’s highly anticipated mixed-reality headset.