No Man's Sky PS4 and PC Versions Use Different Servers

"We are running a control experiment to see who names things the most juvenile things."

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The PlayStation 4 and PC versions of No Man's Sky run on different servers, director Sean Murray has confirmed. In a Reddit AMA, someone asked if the PS4 and PC No Man's Sky universes would be linked in some way. Murray confirmed that this will not be the case.

"PS4 and PC players are using two different servers," he said (via VideoGamer.com). "We are running a control experiment to see who names things the most juvenile things... Let the games begin!"

No Man's Sky lets players name planets and creatures they encounter. What Murray is saying here is that players on one platform will not come across planets and creatures named by users of the other platform. That's almost too bad, but as Murray said, it will be interesting to see how names might vary between console and PC.

No Man's Sky launched today, August 9, on PlayStation 4. After a delay, the PC edition is scheduled to arrive this coming Friday, August 12.

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Earlier this week, Murray said No Man's Sky is a "weird" and "niche" game that "might not be for everyone." He also stressed that No Man's Sky "is not a multiplayer game." The chances of two players meeting in the universe is "pretty much zero," Murray explained.

For more on No Man's Sky, check out GameSpot's review in progress, while this post rounds up everything you need to know about it.

In other news, developer Hello Games has revealed it's working on an unannounced game as part of its effort to be the "Johnny Depp of studios."

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