What is No Man's Sky?

Peter and Danny tell you everything you need to know about the next-gen space exploration game, No Man's Sky.

Discussion

119 comments
Pavlara
Pavlara

i wonder how theyll handle draw distance as youre leaving or approaching a planet or cruising like 10000 ft up from the surface. 

cynicritic
cynicritic

This game has single handedly sold me on getting the PS4. 
I'm not even kidding, this looks INCREDIBLE!

Exploring a unique Universe, discovering wildlife and seamlessly travelling from one Planet to another? 

HOW CAN THIS NOT BE AMAZING! I have always wanted something like this since I first became a gamer! 

casse_via
casse_via

Vans sweatshirt, DC shirt.. hmmm...

rbedlam
rbedlam

Love this concept. Can't wait for release! If you have a half decent PC go download a program called Space Engine. It's this but without the 'game' element. It's also set within the ENTIRE universe, not just one galaxy. Not that I'm belittling No Man's Sky. 


Saying that, is this game set in one single galaxy or an entire universe made up of millions of galaxies. I only ask because some people keep saying that you can 'explore the universe'. I really don't think that's the case.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

My biggest concern is how the whole universe will be stored.  They said that it will be procedurally generated and yet persistent, so it needs to be stored somehow.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Dear Destiny and Star Citizen: I hope you're watching.  The tools used to make this game could be groundbreaking.

macatk78
macatk78

Ambitious. Looking forward to updates on this one! Good luck dev team!

Centurion95
Centurion95

Im really digging the explorer aspect, finding planets, naming them and see what each world has to offer. However knowing the internet I'm pretty sure we are going to have hundreds of planets named after phallic objects...

zenstrata
zenstrata

They should consider the minecraft model with this.  Release it so people can set up their own servers on their own pc's and invite friends to join their game and play with them.  Make the software one set price without adding extra prices for dlc, allow modding etc.  Then release occasional content patches to add more things.

ForCommenting
ForCommenting

I'm really hoping these planets have some form of development. Like empty planets developing into civilizations with economy, politics and/or wildlife (think finding a memorial dedicated to the first player to set foot on the planet). Or animals evolving or going extinct? Imagine the spine tingling feeling when you arive at a long forgotten planet too see the ruins of a ancient civilization!


Think about it, this concept could open the door to a lot of pathways. As in: player professions. for example, you could be a hunter, traveling to exotic planets to catch rare creatures and selling them to the highest bidder. Or a bounty hunter, chasing down criminals and smugglers alike. The options are ENDLESS.


I don't know how strong the next-gen(or is it current-gen now?) is, but shouldn't it be possible?

Garm31
Garm31

VERY! ambitious, but looks great. Always online? Paywalled?

JRD1912
JRD1912

I wonder how different everything will look from planet to planet.    Stuff like this is great, but can lose its charm real fast if everything starts looking too much alike. Still something to watch!



grin89
grin89

one of those games you wish you never knew about until it was released kinda games, havent seen one for awhile.

vackillers
vackillers

This looks absolutely awesome! I really can't wait for this, being able to fly infinately anywhere pretty much on any planet sounds exactly what I wanted from a new gen game, a massive updated minecraft.. wahoooo!!  just wish more was known about the actual gameplay, what kind of gameplay it'll be, whether you are crafting and making shit like minecraft, or if its more of a story driven game where you can just go anywhere....


I hope its more along the lines of minecraft though, being able to mine your own resources to get off planets and really making use of the environments and building your own stuff...

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

If you revisit a planet, will it look exactly the same, or is it procedurally generated each time (based on some fix parameters)?

jedicommand7
jedicommand7

It sounds cool, I hope they can pull it off.

Dragonknight0
Dragonknight0

here my reactions and its simply as this MIND BLOWN! 

BOOM!


One more thing have anyone played Traveler the Board game?

AlwaysRunning
AlwaysRunning

This is what Gen 8 should be about. We've had enough of bloated games designed by non-gamer executives running down a "what's hot" checklist. The future is indie!

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

Sounds great but I'm afraid it's too ambitious and will turn out like Spore.

limbo12
limbo12

it's called snakeoil: the cake is a lie 

sammoth
sammoth

Wait I seen this before. It's called Spore. Now in 3d.

GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

Cool looking game for only a 4 person development team.

FuriousHamst3r
FuriousHamst3r

Cannot wait to hear/read/see more about this game. It seems to be in the same area as the Star Citizen game, focusing mostly on exploration. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

I hadn't heard about it before and it seems a very interesting concept. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Jim-Panze
Jim-Panze

I was hoping for a game with this premise since the golden age of space sims. Looks like I'm not alone in my excitement. Fingers crossed.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

I think in a video I heard them saying "It's PC game" . Owners of other platforms will be like "Meh just another indie game" , until it is announced for consoles . Then they will be like "OMG this is best game ever" .

nait2k4
nait2k4

Between this, and Star Citizen, next year is going to be sweeeeeeet for Space based games.

King_Wii
King_Wii

Looks great, if it lives up to the promises it makes it'll be great!

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I think I must be getting the wrong end of the stick, because this concept sounds insanely ambitious. I'd love to see how it handles black holes. 

If Sony doesn't subscribe to this one I'm going to rage all over them.


oflow
oflow

will it be on steam?

DARKCHOAS
DARKCHOAS

So far it looks promising. I'll keep an eye on it..... with my fingers crossed.

T-Bo-_-
T-Bo-_-

 Excellent video guys! I cannot wait to see how this game pans out.

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

I always wanted mass effect to be somewhat like this.

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

I hope if this is a success we don't have a No Man's Sky game every 12 months. Also, Microsoft wouldn't give a game like this the time of day if it wasn't for the enthusiastic response over the weekend. 

RevLux
RevLux

@cynicritic  Ikr! Ever since I remember as a kid wishing I could jump in a space ship and explore the universe. That is until I found out what it was actually like in space and the distances involved in reaching even relatively close planets and stars. This game seems to be a great substitute for the real thing, for me at least.

RevLux
RevLux

@rbedlam  From what I've read you can travel to different galaxies. You are not just stuck in a single one. In fact, Sean Murray at Hello games has said the ultimate goal of the game, if you want to call it that, is to reach the center of the universe. (I know, the real universe doesn't have a center, but it is a game after all.)

countofwilfore
countofwilfore

@rbedlam Sorry for asking, but can you give the link please? I don't know if No man sky is coming to pc and i'd like to try your program

jamesbigmac
jamesbigmac

@amdreallyfast Well what I have heard before is that the big changes to planets will be persistent, so each single player may see the big changes, but their individual world will still be unique.

RevLux
RevLux

@Cloud_imperium  It's actually a PS4 game right now, but it will almost certainly come out for the p.c. soon after.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

Star Citizen will be release early 2015 . Elite Dangerous is coming in 2014 though .

oflow
oflow

@nait2k4 you are forgetting Homeworld: Shipbreakers which will be the best space game of all of these.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@jamesbigmac @amdreallyfast Interesting.  That would be much more manageable, but it would still require a lot of resources for a small dev studio.  I hope they manage the storage.