The builders behind area exploration and constructing sport No Man’s Sky say that as a consequence of platform-related restrictions there isn’t any plan to unite the communities enjoying multiplayer on PC, Xbox or PlayStation.

Which means you’ll be able to discover the universe collectively solely with pals who purchased the sport for a similar platform as you. That separation is way from uncommon — cross-play is dear to help and never all the time useful to gamers. It solely works, for instance, with a number of video games like Minecraft, Fortnite, and Rec Room — however these video games do enable gamers on most programs to play along with gamers on others as a part of a single shared group. The identical plan is in place for this 12 months’s new Name of Responsibility sport. Proper now, although, most players in most video games typically can solely play with pals who purchased the sport for a similar platform.

“Because of platform restrictions, there are at the moment no plans to carry cross play to No Man’s Sky,” Hi there Video games defined in an e-mail in response to questions.

No Man’s Sky Past

We’re very excited for the launch this week of No Man’s Sky Past — an unlimited replace to the sport throughout all three of its supported platforms.

The replace consists of the addition of VR help for Sony’s PlayStation four PSVR headset and the PC model with help for Rift, Vive, Index, and Home windows MR. You may play collectively in periods with as much as 32 gamers exploring uncharted planets and increase advanced bases collectively throughout each VR and non-VR programs. Carrying a VR headset, then, and enjoying No Man’s Sky after the Past Replace will probably carry some gamers the closest 2019 affords to dwelling out sci-fi fantasies of limitless exploration of unusual new worlds.

That promise — considerably extra open-ended and creatively-driven than the everyday multiplayer sport — is why I requested Hi there Video games about whether or not cross-play was on its roadmap for No Man’s Sky after the Past replace. I additionally requested whether or not the sport would come to different storefronts with VR help just like the Epic Retailer or Fb’s Oculus Retailer.

“We’re eager to work with anybody who will help get No Man’s Sky into as many palms as doable, and would by no means rule something out, however, as a small workforce, we will solely help so many platforms,” the builders defined within the e-mail.