Hello Games, No Man’s Sky finally takes flight tomorrow on PS4 in North America, with Europe and the rest of the world set to join in on the action Wednesday. After months of hype, the odd delay or two and insane copyright lawsuits, Sean Murray’s grand vision will finally take shape on the current generation console, and personally, we can’t wait!
No Man’s Sky aims to take players on the journey of a lifetime through a universe of wonder. Players will pilot a spacecraft, transcending space to visit what seems like an infinite amount of different planets (18,446,744,073,709,551,616 to be precise), each with their own creatures, story to tell and unique soundscape to enjoy. Its been quite a journey for Murray and the development team at Hello Games, “Sitting down to write the first lines of code five years ago, I had such a clear picture in my mind of an emotion I wanted you to feel. To wander around an alien planet, and to feel you had discovered it“, said Murray ahead of tomorrow’s launch.
The UK-based studio wanted to hand players the keys to their kingdom, and what a kingdom it is. With countless alien lifeforms to meet and breathtaking planets to discover and understand, No Man’s Sky offers players something truly magical, mysterious and unique; something not many games on the current market can offer and for so many different reasons.
While No Man’s Sky does indeed possess “online features”, it is essentially a single-player experience and not a multiplayer game as Hello’s Founder puts it. With so many planets spread out across a vast universe Murray claims “The chances of two players ever crossing paths in a universe this large is (are) pretty much zero“. However, that doesn’t mean that No Man’s Sky will remain a lonely experience forever, with new features set to arrive at some point in the future though updates and freighters and building bases arriving soon, anything’s possible.
Although players will not necessarily cross paths while exploring No Man’s Sky, they will still be aware that they share the same universe as other players, “We do have some online features and easter eggs so people can know they are playing in the same universe. It’s about cool “moments”.
Players looking to catch an early glimpse of No Man’s Sky in action before tomorrow’s launch can do so today @7PM GMT when the development team live stream the game via Twitch.