When is No Man's Sky coming out for Mac?
No Man's Sky is the hot ticket for PC and console gamers right now, but will Mac gamers be left out of the procedurally generated space exploration fun? In this article we sift through the rumours, hints and clues to speculate on whether and when No Man's Sky is likely to launch on the Mac.
And while we're waiting for No Man's Sky's Mac release date, there's a simple way to play the PC version of the game on any Mac. In the second part of this article we explain how to run the PC version of No Man's Sky on your Mac.
No Man's Sky is expected to arrive on PC and the PS4 console later in 2015, but when is it coming to the Mac? We take a look at the No Man's Sky for Mac release date rumours to find out whether No Man's Sky will ever come to Mac OS X.
No Man's Sky for Mac release date rumours
No Man's Sky was announced at the VGX 2013 gaming conference, highlighted by Sony during its press event at E3 in June 2014, and finally shown off in depth at E3 2015 earlier this year, but we've still yet to hear an official release date for the game on any platform, let alone the Mac.
It's expected that No Man's Sky will arrive in the second half of 2015, and it's been confirmed that, whenever it does appear, the game will be available for PC and PS4. It currently seems unlikely that an Xbox One version of the game will be released, and a Mac launch is similarly not guaranteed.
If you want to find out more about No Man's Sky's PC and PS4 release, by the way - whether you're planning to run it on your Mac (as we explain below) or whether you've got a compatible console, you can do so on our sister site PC Advisor here: No Man's Sky release date rumours, gameplay features & trailers.
No Man's Sky is being developed and published by Hello Games, a small UK-based studio. Hello Games previously made Joe Danger, which we know mainly on iOS (it's in our roundup of the best racing games for iPad and iPhone, incidentally) but actually started out on PlayStation 3. It was also ported to Windows, Xbox 360 and PS Vita - but still hasn't appeared on Mac, five years after its original launch and more than two years after coming to PC. This may not be a good omen.
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