In a surprise reveal, Hello Games and Microsoft today announced that No Man’s Sky will be available on the Xbox Game Pass subscription in June. It looks as though the exploration-focused survival title will be playable on the Xbox One variant of the subscription service and skip the PC membership, at least for now.
However, Hello Games is also bringing a Windows 10 PC version of No Man’s Sky to the Microsoft Store next month. The studio’s Sean Murray said “our PC fanbase has always been among our most active and devoted and we are overjoyed to be able to count Windows 10 PC gamers among them for the first time very soon.” This could mean an Xbox Game Pass for PC addition is planned for later.
Since its controversial launch, No Man’s Sky has evolved quite a bit through the years, adding features like multiplayer, ground vehicles, bases, giant mech suits, living ships (plus VR support on other platforms), and more through free updates.
As for Xbox Game Pass, so far in May, Microsoft has brought in Red Dead Redemption 2, DayZ, Minecraft Dungeons, Cities: Skylines, and more to the service. Additional games that will be incoming in June should get their own announcements once their arrival dates are closer.