Even though the vastness of No Man’s Sky means that you probably won’t meet anyone in No Man’s Sky anyway, Hello Games and Sony will not require PlayStation Plus to access the quintillion-planet galaxy.
“PS Plus won’t be a requirement to play online, however you will need to [be] connected to the internet for your discoveries to register with the universal atlas,” Sony told Gameinformer. So if you want to make sure Fluppaluffagus is the official name of that bird you found, then you will want to have PS+. Players will be able to name creatures that they find in the world, and if someone else comes across this species, they will see the name you gave them.
No Man’s Sky is not too far off, releasing on August 9. Check out the recent videos highlighting the various activities you’ll be able to do in the game: