Prior to E3, I did not have this game on my radar. Though it was announced last year, I had not looked into Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky whatsoever. Now I have, and I am so excited about the potential for this game. I couldn’t possibly explain the entire premise of the game here, but the brief description off the game’s website does it pretty well:
“No Man’s Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe. “
If that doesn’t get you excited, here are some of the key features of the game:
◾A TRULY OPEN UNIVERSE If you can see it, you can go there. You can fly seamlessly from the surface of a planet to another, and every star in the sky is a sun that you can visit.
◾EXPLORATION IS SEEING THINGS THAT NO-ONE ELSE HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE Every creature, geological formation, plant and spaceship is unique.
◾SURVIVE ON A DANGEROUS FRONTIER You are alone and vulnerable, and will face threat everywhere, from deep space to thick forests, barren deserts to dark oceans.
◾BUILD FOR AN EPIC JOURNEY Collect precious materials and trade them for better spacecraft and upgrades for your suit and equipment.
◾PARALLEL UNIVERSES Choose to share your discoveries with other players, or not. You will never see another player, but you could make your mark on their worlds as well as your own.
This game is launching as a timed exclusive on the PS4, but I would not be surprised to see this game make it’s way onto the Xbox One soon after. I haven’t been this excited about an entirely new IP in quite some time. Feel free to check out the gorgeous screenshots and the E3 2014 trailer.