Term of the Year: Procedural Generation
I've heard this more this past few days than I have...well ever. This game sounds incredible, but I just can't see something like this delivering, not yet. An entire universe full of galaxies to be explored...if you can see a star you can fly to it and visit the solar system it is in? Oh...and it is all procedurally generated. Which basically means the game is building it's own stuff at random based on parameters given to it...from what I can gather. Has any other game attempted this before? At this scale or at all?
Don't get me wrong, I think this sounds pretty awesome, but it seems too big to get it right on the first try here. This could be a stepping stone for the future though. I just cannot imagine the wacky bugs that could be created from this thing, but I am excited to see where it goes.
Either way it looks like space is back on the menu for the PC, lots of things to look forward to.