By Bryan Smith on July 25, 2016 at 8:30pm
Speaking with Game Informer, Sony has confirmed that Hello Games' "No Man's Sky" on PlayStation 4 will not require a PlayStation Plus in order to play online.
PS Plus won’t be a requirement to play online, however you will need to connected to the internet for your discoveries to register with the universal atlas
Due to the sheer size of the game (billions upon billions of possible planets), finding an actual player, let alone a friend, would be rather rare. Hello Games sees the game more as a single-player experience, but there is multiplayer elements as well.
After several delays, "No Man's Sky" is set to release on PlayStation 4 first on August 9, 2016 in North America, August 10 for Europe, and worldwide/on PC on August 12.