No Man's Sky Dataminer Finds Poop and Xbox One Reference
Datamining No Man's Sky also reveals that work was done on Xbox 360 and PS3.
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No Man's Sky holds many secrets, but they extend past the space-exploration gameplay. NeoGAF user Hugo Peters extracted data from the PC version of the game and found a bunch of interesting things, such as a folder titled "POOP," a model of a monkey wearing a fez, and information that could point to No Man's Sky eventually making its way to Xbox One.
Peters found data concerning the Havok physics license developer Hello Games uses for No Man's Sky and noticed that it entitles the developer to do work for Xbox One. It's important to note that this doesn't confirm anything. The Havok license might allow Hello Games to develop for Xbox One, but it's possible the studio could skip the console entirely.
However, Hello Games does own the No Man's Sky IP, and it self-published on both PS4 and PC with Sony's support. We're not privy to an exclusivity deal that would stop the developer from bringing it to Xbox One eventually, if it wanted to. We've contacted Hello Games for comment and will update this article if we receive any information. Last year, ID@Xbox director Chris Charla told The Inner Circle podcast that he "would love to see" No Man's Sky on the Xbox One.
Other information datamined includes various 3D models; a Half-Life 2 logo for testing; and folders for PS3, Xbox 360, and Orbis (PS4's pre-announcement codename). Additionally, nothing that mentions multiplayer has been found as of yet.
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