We just had one highly anticipated PS4 console exclusive in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and now, coming next month, we have another in No Man's Sky, the large open universe space explorer from the creator's of Joe Danger.
Hello Games have been working on No Man's Sky for quite some time now, although thanks to the near unlimited amount of planets that you can explore being procedurally generated, they've at least not had to craft them all by hand, although that's not to say that not a lot of work has gone into this beautiful looking game.
It's been a while since we've had a video game that lets you explore space and a near unlimited amount of planets, so we're keen to see how this one pans out. Will all the planets feel similar? How quickly will someone get to the centre of the universe? How often, if at all, will you run into other players or even find a planet which someone has already visited? We've been told meeting others will be a rare occurrence, but until we go hands on with the game we won't know for sure.
It's no wonder that No Man's Sky is so anticipated, because people have been crying out for a space exploration game on console for sometime. It's hard to know when the last one was, I certainly can't remember. Generally the focus is on FPS or Third Person Action Adventure, so to get a title that just lets you sit back and explore the near unlimited reaches of the universe is very exciting indeed. The excitement is certainly building, but just how can a team as small as Hello Games pull off what is quite literally being billed as a full price game? We just can't wait to find out.
For those who haven't seen much of No Man's Sky (have you been living under a rock?) the game allows you to explore over 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 (18 quintillion) possible planets, either as a trader, an explorer or a fighter, with any actions you take often having lasting consequences. You can also choose to share your discoveries with other players, naming them and adding them to the Galactic Map and of course you can share them using the share button too. We're so excited to see all those screenshots of undiscovered planets out there, as well as to share a few of our own.
Having met the team from Hello Games on quite a few occasions we certainly don't doubt their enthusiasm for developing video games. They've always had a passion for development, a smile and an infectious joy which is a pleasure to be around, so we've no doubt that they will have put everything into No Man's Sky, which makes the wait all the more unbearable.
With space combat, trading cargo, exploration and some impressive and colourful graphics, we cannot wait to see how No Man's Sky pans out. We're more than positive that it'll be out of this world.