The release of the massively ambitious open universe adventure No Man’s Sky is looming ever closer – after a number of delays, it almost seems too good to be true.
The exploration/survival game is coming though, and Australia has now rated the title, so we can grab hold of tangible proof that No Man’s Sky is still a real game.
The game has yet to be rated for the UK, Europe, or North America, though Australia has given it a PG. Good news for kids, who will clearly be able to enjoy some colourful deep space fun, but bad news for adults who wanted buckets of gore and swearing.
Although to be fair, I can’t imagine many of us were expecting that kind of game based on what we’ve seen from No Man’s Sky so far.
Still, we can look forward to plenty of combat both on the ground and in space. It’s kind of a shame that our alien enemies won’t be screaming inanities as we blast them to smithereens, but I guess that’s what mods are for.
No Man’s Sky was delayed from its original June release date back in May, in a move that really didn’t go down too well with some fans.
But absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we can now look forward to No Man’s Sky on August 9 in North America, and August 10 in the UK/EU.
The only real downside to No Man’s Sky having a kid friendly rating (as far as I can see) is that we now have no excuse when our kids/younger siblings ask if they can play for a bit.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.