Unfortunately for PC players, the game does not support any kind of pre-loading, so you’ll have to commence the 2.6 GB download once the game unlocks.
This shouldn’t take too long, and might give you time to make a cup of coffee before setting out to discover over 18 quintillion planets.
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No Man’s Sky launched earlier this week for PS4, and it has already captured the imagination of gamers everywhere.
Players have discovered over 10 million different species throughout the game’s procedural universe, which is an incredible achievement no matter how you slice it.
If you want to know what we think of No Man’s Sky, be sure to check out the review-in-progress by Games Editor Brett Phipps.