Published on June 24th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

No Man’s Sky will hit Nintendo Switch on October 7th 2022, Hello Games and Bandai Namco Europe partner on the game’s distribution

Hello Games and Bandai Namco Europe today announce that the Nintendo Switch version of No Man’s Sky will be released worldwide on October 7th 2022. It will be available digitally through Nintendo’s own e-shop and physically through all retailers. For the first time ever, a physical PlayStation 5 version will also be made available on the same day.


Originally released in 2016, No Man’s Sky is a science fiction exploration game set in a procedurally-generated universe. It boasts an almost infinite number of never-before-seen planets and star systems to explore, each one teeming with life to be discovered. Players can choose to explore, craft, build, trade, fight or just try to survive in this vast intergalactic playground.

Since its initial launch, No Man’s Sky has received six years worth of major content updates, 20 major updates to date. Day one players on Nintendo Switch can expect everything that was possible and applicable to be crammed in from those updates, as well as continuous updates in the future delivering new content.

The No Man’s Sky community is one of the largest and most welcoming in all of gaming. For many it is their “forever game”, with over half a billion hours played, across millions of players.

Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, a development team based in the United Kingdom, said “I think folks are going to be blown away when they finally get to play this game on such a tiny device. It really is an entire universe in the palm of your hand. It has been a huge undertaking, but a very rewarding one for our small team, and I’m really proud of the result.”

As a live service game, No Man’s Sky is constantly evolving with a continuous stream of new content and features that will come to all platforms, including Nintendo Switch.


No Man’s Sky for Nintendo Switch launches worldwide on October 7th 2022.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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