At WWDC 2022, Apple announced that the brilliant No Man’s Sky would be hitting macOS and iPadOS “later in the year". Since then, we hadn’t heard anything about the ports, but Sean Murray started teasing an Apple-related announcement on Twitter recently. I figured this meant it would be revealed at WWDC 2023 which is very soon. I was wrong because Hello Games released No Man’s Sky on Steam as a free update for existing owners, and also confirmed that it will be arriving on the Mac App Store in the future. I’ve enjoyed No Man’s Sky quite a bit across platforms as you can see. Since I already own it on Steam, I’ve downloaded it on my MacBook Air. I’ll test it out later today. With the macOS version out now, I’m hoping we learn when the iPadOS release is arriving. Watch the No Man’s Sky Mac trailer below:
With today’s launch, No Man’s Sky is available on macOS, Windows, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Game Pass. You can buy it on Steam if you’d like to play it on macOS right now, or wait until potentially WWDC 2023 or later when No Man’s Sky hits the Mac App Store. I really hope it hits iPadOS and runs on non M1 iPad models so I can play it and not have to wait till I buy a new iPad Pro. This version of No Man’s Sky supports cross play, cross save, uses Metal 3, MetalFX temporal and spatial upscaling, full controller support, and more. These optimizations will be good when it does eventually hit iPad. Have you played No Man’s Sky before or will you be diving into it with today’s macOS release on Steam?