No Man’s Sky’s Special Explorer Edition Is Finally Here, and It’s Awful

No Man’s Sky has held a lot of slam for not vital adult to gamers’ expectations, and either or not we like a game, a No Man’s Sky Explorer Edition is a disappointment. Pre-orders for a No Man’s Sky Explorer Edition started final Mar during iam8bit for $150, and after blank a launch date of a diversion by roughly 6 months, it’s finally started shipping to customers.

The No Man’s Sky Explorer Edition was betrothed to have a diversion key, and hand-painted boat replica, a traveler pin, an Atlas travelers log, and a arrangement diorama, all contained in a box featuring tradition artwork. Players got a diversion pivotal around email during launch, yet until now no one who had systematic their Explorer Edition had perceived it.

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Customers have common images and video of their No Man’s Sky Explorer’s Editions around Twitter and YouTube, and while iam8bit has technically delivered a product they promised, for $150 we approaching a most some-more peculiarity set of items. Additionally, iam8bit has not updated a art on a product page for a Explorer’s Edition, that shows a same promo pic that it has given pre-orders started with a warning “* art not final,” even yet a finished product is available. Factoring in a $60 MSRP of a diversion formula that came with a Explorer’s Edition, we postulate that business should have perceived equipment value around $90. We’ll take a demeanour during any of a components of a Explorer’s Edition away and mangle down a issues we have with them.

The Box

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The box a No Man’s Sky Explorer’s Edition comes in looks rather bootleg. It’s a customary card box with a pure cosmetic window, instead of something a small some-more robust that would mount a exam of time. Instead of a gorgeous tradition design that was promised, it has some nauseous fuschia dinosaurs and leaflet on it. The behind of a box usually has organisation logos and some credits on it.

The Traveler Pin

This is maybe a one splendid indicate of a set. It’s a heavy, good peculiarity pin. This contingency have been engaged out.

The “Display Diorama”

This is usually some judgment design printed on card in a behind of a box. It’s literally a design that sets in a behind of a box and slides out so we can kind of lay it behind your spaceship model. You can’t count a box as dual opposite “features” of a collector’s edition.

The Atlas Traveler’s Log

This 60-page or so small cover looks like one of those Moleskin knockoffs. The pages aren’t lined, that doesn’t make any clarity for a “log.” You take records in logs. Also, a cover is cardboard. You can go to your internal Wal-Mart and spend a dollar or dual for a full-size cover with an tangible cover with lined paper and make yourself a genuine record that puts this one to shame.

The Space Pen

The No Man’s Sky Explorer’s Edition comes with a Fisher Space Pen. These run about $10-20 and substantially make adult a bulk of a iam8bits responsibility when it comes to putting this set together. It’s kind of cool, yet it’s arrange of an peculiar inclusion since a usually organisation a object has with No Man’s Sky is that it has a word “space” in a name. we theory you’re ostensible to use it with your Atlas Traveler’s Log.

The Hand-Painted Ship Replica


This is a honour and fun of a No Man’s Sky Explorer’s Edition, and a settled reason for a six-month delay. Multiple Twitter and YouTube users are stating bad paint quality, including fingerprints dusty into their paint, disproportionate paint jobs, paint smears, and altogether tomfoolery. The whole thing is of most reduce peculiarity than what was shown as a promo for a No Man’s Sky Explorer Edition, including a mount that is usually matte gray and not embellished during all, that is unsuitable according to customers. Also, there are decals enclosed for “customization,” yet there are already decals embellished onto a ship, that is dumb. Also, some business have had a Explorer’s Edition arrive to find that a wings on their boat replicas are shop-worn since of a miss of startle insurance of a hankie paper iam8bit chose to hang a box in during shipping.


Customers are justly disappointed. In comparison, for $90 we can get a Persona 5 Take your Heart Collector’s Edition that includes a earthy duplicate of a game, a SteelBook case, a soundtrack CD, a plush, a 64-page hardcover art book, a propagandize bag, and an tangible collectors box to enclose it all. All this from a diversion that is most some-more widely expected and from a incomparable developer, and for reduction money.

The fact of a matter is, if these claims are truthful, and they are really constrained in my opinion, iam8bit oversold and underperformed with a No Man’s Sky Explorer’s Edition. The terrible state of a product has usually combined some-more fuel to a glow concerning No Man Sky’s argumentative nature. Hopefully, iam8bit will work to make certain discontented business get satisfactory treatment, yet it stays to be seen either they’ll do anything during all.

UPDATE: Several business on Twitter have been contacted by iam8bit in anxiety to shop-worn merchandise. It seems that a organisation is charity to reinstate any products shop-worn in shipping.


This news and product research references claims done by business that have perceived a No Man’s Sky Explorer’s Edition. These claims are open record and openly searchable. Shacknews assumes no guilt as to a correctness of these individual’s statements.

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