'No Man's Sky' release date: Sony announces June 2016 release window; game highlights revealed

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Finally, after a long thread of speculations and rumors, more details about the highly anticipated open-world game “No Man’s Sky” have been revealed. The official release window was announced by Hello Games and Sony at this year’s Paris Games Week. 

As reported by IGN, the announcement was made at Sony’s press conference during the event. “No Man’s Sky” will be launched simultaneously for the PlayStation 4 and the PC platforms sometime in June 2016.

So, what can players expect form the much hyped game? Hello Games previously shared via the PlayStation Blog 41 things that every excited player should know about the game.

Here are 11 highlights from the list of 41 things about “No Man’s Sky.”

1. The universe is composed of exactly 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets. If a planet would be visited every second, it would still take 585 billion years to explore them all.

2. Nothing is random. “Everything exists for a reason, and is governed by maths.”

3. The game is completely playable even when offline.

4. There is no story, but rather, each player has to create his own story. There re no characters and cutscenes either.

5. Everything that the eye can see is a real place. That mountain from afar? That’s not a simple environment graphics. Everything can be visited and explored.

6. While the Sentinels are always on the lookout for players, not every planet is governed by them. There are lawless planets perfect for gathering resources.

7. Much like in “GTA,” each act may earn players an additional “wanted” level, which will make Sentinels more eager in pursuance. 

8. Dying could be a big problem. While players do respawn, revival means that any discovery, items, and even the ship will be gone.

9. Each planet is populated by different animals some are friendly, some may try to attack players, and some attack each other.

10. The official currency of the game is called Units. 

11. The official soundtrack album of “No Man’s Sky” is performed by 65daysofstatic, Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray’s favorite band. 

Check the full list here