You won't need PlayStation Plus for No Man's Sky, Hello Games says.
If you were worried about having to subscribe to PlayStation Plus to play No Man's Sky, you can relax. Hello Games has confirmed that the game will not require you to be subscribed to Sony's online service.
In fact, the chance of you meeting up with a friend is so remote that both Steam and Sony have the game listed as a single-player title. Taking that into account, it makes sense why Sony chose not to require PS Plus for this one.
A Hello Games representative told Game Informer that "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." The atlas is basically the NMS leaderboard, and also functions as the repository of all the information that all players have discovered in the game.
No Man's Sky is coming to PC and PS4 on August 9.