No Man’s Sky officially releases at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, with many stores across the country offering midnight release events. While downloading No Man’s Sky to your PS4 is certainly the easiest option, those who want physical copies or the midnight release experience will have to look up what stores will be open.
If you want the most pre-order bonuses, look no further than GameStop. The company is offering the following for pre-ordering No Man’s Sky:
Blu-ray disc with the game
GameStop Exclusive early access to the Rezosu Z65 multi-tool
GameStop Exclusive 10,000 units bonus currency to start with
Early access to the Upgraded Alpha Vector ship
Many GameStop locations will host midnight release events, so use the Store Locator tool to find your closest No Man’s Sky party. Be sure to call ahead and check first.
Many other outlets will also be offering the Upgraded Alpha Vector ship as a pre-order bonus. These include Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon and more. The big problem with Amazon is you aren’t going to get a disc immediately. If you want to play as soon as possible, you’ll need to go out to the stores.
If you do choose to download your copy of No Man’s Sky from the PlayStation Store, be sure to get everything pre-loaded. To do so, go to your Library after purchasing the game. From here, find No Man’s Sky in your games list and click “Download.” While you’ll technically have everything you need to play, No Man’s Sky will not unlock until 12:01 a.m.
So what do you think? Are you excited to finally start playing No Man’s Sky? Are you going to wait for the PC version when it releases on Aug. 12? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.