'No Man's Sky' for Mac Now Available, 'Another Surprise' to Follow Soon

The action-adventure survival game "No Man's Sky" is now available for the Mac on Steam, with "another surprise" from studio Hello Games to follow in the "near future."

At WWDC last year, Apple announced that No Man's Sky would be available for the iPad and Mac would by the end of 2022. Hello Games missed that deadline and the game is finally available for the Mac as of today. Hello Games founder Sean Murray teased two upcoming Apple-related announcements earlier this week. Today, Murray seemingly confirmed that the launch for Mac is one of the two teased announcements, meaning another is soon to follow.

While the second announcement is likely to be the release of No Man's Sky for ‌iPad‌ given that title was announced alongside the Mac version at WWDC last year, the tease leans into speculation that Hello Games could be working on a game for Apple's mixed-reality headset, which is widely expected to be announced at WWDC in less than a week.

No Man's Sky is already available on multiple VR platforms, including on PC and PlayStation VR. When the game was demoed at WWDC last year, it was played on a Mac with the M1 chip. Since Apple's headset is rumored to feature at least one chip that is based on the M2 chip in addition to a dedicated image signal processor, it should be more than capable of running the game.

Hello Games has also worked with Apple to publish games on Apple Arcade. Given Apple's discussions with Hello Games in recent years, No Man's Sky being among the initial wave of games available on Apple's mixed-reality headset is not out of the question.

While some rumors have suggested Apple's headset is not particularly focused on gaming, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has repeatedly referred to gaming, media, and communication as the three main priorities of the device. Apple has reportedly been working with a number of gaming developers to help them update their existing content for mixed reality and the company is expected to provide a robust set of developer tools for creating experiences for the headset.

No Man's Sky is available for the Mac now on Steam, with a release on the Mac App Store to soon follow.

Top Rated Comments

Nugat Trailers Avatar
17 weeks ago
The staff don't seem interested in reporting, but this is actually the latest in a series of Mac games announced this month.

'SnowRunner is coming to the Apple silicon Mac lineup, and will be available for $29.99 on the Mac App Store, Mac via Steam, and the Epic Games Store. All previously released DLC, as well as the Premium Edition and Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 Passes, will be available for purchase separately.'

'Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration being remade in Unreal Engine 5. Layers of Fear will be available on Mac with Apple Silicon taking full advantage of the M-Series chipsets and Metal framework. Layers of Fear is launching on June 15 for Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC.'

'Fort Solis is coming soon to Steam on Mac!'

'Available on the incredible Apple silicon Mac lineup, Dragonheir: Silent Gods is native on Mac and takes full advantage of Metal — software that powers hardware-accelerated graphics on Apple platforms — resulting in smooth and responsive gameplay with high frame rates and stunning visuals. Leveraging technology, such as Metal FX Upscaling, Variable Refresh Rate, and Spatial Audio, players will experience enhanced graphics and a more immersive audio experience.'

'Following its successful launch on Windows PC and console, Piranha Bytes presents the highly ambitious Science-Fantasy-RPG, ELEX II, is coming to Mac. Available this summer on the Mac App Store, ELEX II stands as one of the pioneering titles to fully embrace the GPU driven pipelines with Indirect Command Buffer (ICB) approach on Mac. ELEX II is also among the select few games that have shaders specifically optimised for the Metal shading language.'
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
myusernamedoesnotmatter Avatar
17 weeks ago
IMO, game is still boring, I've tried to "get into it" twice in 2019 and 2023, but 99% of the game is walking or grinding.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JCCL Avatar
17 weeks ago
Not my cup of tea, but wish more developers would bring their games to Mac to make it a more viable platform.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
myusernamedoesnotmatter Avatar
17 weeks ago

A five year old game and this breathless coverage I just can’t even.
It's almost seven now lol. Game came out in 2016.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
myusernamedoesnotmatter Avatar
17 weeks ago

New to modern gaming...any benefit buying it on Steam vs. Mac App Store?
steam you can use it on Windows if you use that. Steam also usually has more sales also
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alex Cai Avatar
17 weeks ago
I’m paying now

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