Hello Games’ Sean Murray vaguely responds to a question about whether or not No Man’s Sky could come to Xbox One, leading to speculation of the game’s arrival on the console.
It’s no secret that with No Man’s Sky‘s launch on PlayStation 4 earlier this week and on Steam and PC today, gamers the world over are delving into the space exploration and survival title’s massive universe in order to discover all of its wonders and hidden gems. Of course, with the release having only been made available to two of the most prominent gaming platforms, a lot of Xbox One fans are now left wondering whether or not No Man’s Sky will ever make its way onto the Microsoft console.
When speaking with the UK press outlet Daily Star, Hello Games founder Sean Murray was asked if fans should expect No Man’s Sky to only remain on PlayStation 4 and PC, or if the game is simply in a stage of timed-exclusivity. Compellingly enough, the developer didn’t deliver a straightforward answer, as he seemed unsure about what he was “actually allowed to say” at the time, making an additional mention of the fact that he needed to be “very specific with [his] words.”
Perhaps what’s most interesting is that a Sony representative intervened before Murray could deliver an actual concrete answer to the question. According to Daily Star, it was suggested that the interview move forward, as the rep stated that there was nothing more to add on the matter.
Taking all of this into consideration, it certainly presents the possibility of No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox One sometime in the future. For instance, instead of simply denying that a version of the game would become available on Microsoft’s console, Murray’s attempt at not divulging anything too specific leaves a window open that it could be a possibility. Plus, with Sony’s representative taking the reins soon after the Hello Games founder was asked about No Man’s Sky making the jump to Xbox One, it seems as if the publisher wants to control such information until it’s good and ready to share it with the public in a sanctioned capacity.
Of course, taking into account that No Man’s Sky had been dubbed one of the most anticipated video games of 2016 prior to its release this week, it’s safe to say that Xbox One would like to have a piece of the pie and share the title with its fan base. As a matter of fact, about a year ago, Chris Charla, the director of [email protected], stated that he and Microsoft “would love to see” the game on Xbox One.
Since there has been no definitive answer from Sony or Sean Murray on the issue, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not No Man’s Sky will remain a title only for PlayStation 4 and PC, or if it will become available for the Xbox One as well. With some folks being of the opinion that exclusives don’t really matter anymore due to the allowance of titles being released on multiple platforms not affecting companies’ bottom lines as much as it once did in the past, Sony might take the opposing position to that particular argument in the case of No Man’s Sky. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see if Hello Games eventually throws Xbox One fans a bone with a release date for the Microsoft console.
No Man’s Sky is out now for PC and PlayStation 4.
Source: Daily Star