If you felt overwhelmed by No Man’s Sky’s sheer size on screen, there’s a chance you’ll get to share that same feeling in virtual reality.

Developer Hello Games’ Sean Murray hinted in an interview with Edge magazine that the upcoming sci-fi space exploration title could end up taking advantage of future VR hardware such as Sony’s Project Morpheus and the Oculus Rift.

“I don’t know what I’m allowed to say,” Murray said. “It’s something we’re thinking about. Morpheus, Oculus…There’s nothing more cool and sci-fi than VR and a big procedural universe. I think that, for the people who want to just explore, and even for the space combat and things like that, it would be a good fit. Let’s put it that way.”

Neither Morpheus nor Oculus Rift have a scheduled release date, but then again, neither does No Man’s Sky. The title was shown off at Sony’s E3 press conference by Murray, who said that he couldn’t reveal the release date, but that more information was coming soon.


No Man’s Sky is set to release on PS4 and PC, and its space exploration element seems the perfect opportunity to create an experience on VR like no other. Murray’s statement regarding VR confirms that it’s been discussed at the very least and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the title include VR capabilities.

Are you interested in experience No Man’s Sky in a VR headset, or are you hoping to be inundated with its billions of planets the old fashion way? Let us know in the comments below.

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