No Man's Sky: Game Preview
This years live VGX show has come and gone and for the most part, it was a bit of a disappointment with very little new game announcements worthy of note. But despite the lack of AAA blockbuster premieres, one little studio pretty much stole the show with a surprise reveal of their new game, No Man's Sky.
Hello Games, the developers of No Man's Sky, broke into the spotlight with the entertaining Joe Danger. But I don't think anyone was expecting to see what was shown as they unveiled their latest effort, a massive leap in scope.
Joe Danger was "just practice" said Hello Games.
No Man's Sky is a completely procedurally generated, living universe, with online persistence...and it's being made by only 4 people. If you don't know what I mean by procedurally generated, think Minecraft. Minecraft's individual worlds are created procedurally when you start a new one. They're not pre-made worlds but rather create themselves randomly. That's why you never run into a world that is exactly the same as another. There is always unique geography to explore.
Now imagine that procedural creation on a way bigger scale, with more immersive, beautiful graphics. Instead of being stuck on one world, you're able to jump into your jet and fly straight out of the atmosphere into space and blast your way through meteors before hitting the warp drive for some stellar exploration.
You never know what you'll come across. The developers have hinted that there may be ground combat in some form with various planets consisting of hostile creatures. No word of player vs. player encounters, but I wouldn't count it out. There's definitely space combat in some form as seen in the captivating reveal trailer, which you can watch below.
No Man's Sky's Epic Trailer
There is no release date announced yet, so don't expect the game any time soon. Especially being that there is only 4 people working on development, astonishingly. But regardless of man power, No Man's Sky is looking to be another really interesting experience coming from independent game developers.
No platforms have been announced yet, but Hello Games did say No Man's Sky was coming for "next-gen". So it's safe to assume it will be on at least the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Have Your Say!
No Man's Sky is officially on my game radar. Is it on yours? Let me know in the comments below!