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No Man's Sky's disc uses just 6GB of space


Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray has revealed the size of No Man's Sky, as well as revealing a few other details.

"For those asking - size of No Man's Sky on disc is just 6GB. A lot of that is audio," said Murray on twitter.

"We passed cert first time in EU, US and Asia, currently here working on Japanese submission," he said. "Well, waiting for a build to upload really. Actually we're already busy on Update 1."

No Man's Sky arrives on PS4 and PC on August 10 in the UK and Europe, although it's unclear if the update will be completed in time for release.

Are you excited for No Man's Sky?



Edited On 11 Jul, 2016

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Turniplord 5 months ago
So it hit gold, but they are already working on update 1, which probably means the version thats on the disk is a buggy mess. They probably had to release something - so as long as it boots up and it kind of works then thats probably enough. I bet this will have an embargo of the day of release to cover it for the patch to be used before reviews are made
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PHILIP 5 months ago
@turnip..... agreed. I am curious to see how this plays out but you say they're working on an update already ? They clearly cant be happy with so like alot of developers these days ship out a beta version and we'll sort it out afterwards. Why employ and pay a salary to a game tester to find bugs when you can simply sell it full price and sit back and let the public do it for you :-
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Lawler_1093 5 months ago
think I'm going to cancel my pre-order after reading that they are already working on an update for the game. not a good sign
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superniceguy 5 months ago
This game seems to have a lot of complicated code, where they state that no 2 worlds will be the same and being huge, which makes bugs more common, but that does not mean the game will not be playable, fun or enjoyable. I will still be getting this and can not wait. I thoroughly enjoyed star wars galaxies and that was a buggy mess, and became more broke as time went on, but I would say that was the best game ever created, it had everything and the game was alive - it would generate its own content randomly around worlds instead of just respawning same npcs / creatures in same spot ad nauseum. Also the player city system and havesting system was the best where it changed the worlds on daily basis. The game was forever changing, and no 2 days were the same experience. No mans sky looks like the first game to do something similar, but the complex and clever code can mean bugs, but as long as the game is still playable and fun and amazing, who cares. Non buggy games are usually simple but effective but can get boring quickly.
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Turniplord 5 months ago
Also, the size is a bit of a worry. Especially when the dev says the majority of the 6gig is audio! that means about 3 gig of assets, so we are going to see a lot of repeated assets on each planet - the ground and plants may be a slightly different shade and the creatures may have a random build based on a set number of parts. I'm going to see the reviews on this one and not jump at it, the delays, the size, the fact they are working on Patch 1 before its even gone into pressing and not shouting "finished, fully working, lengthy, does not get boring quickly product" - which is a shame
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PHILIP 5 months ago
I still want this though so will wait a couple of months for the initial bugs to be (hopefully) resolved.
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Jason 5 months ago
This is one game you should mark off any pre order list you may have
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superniceguy 5 months ago
I am not seeing that it is going to be a buggy mess, most of the game would be stored on servers, why there is not much on disc. They are working on update 1 not day one patch, so that implies there will be updates throughout the years to keep the game fresh like a mmo, which updates whether there are bugs or not.
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Turniplord 5 months ago
Supposedly (because someone asked on twitter) it has both online and offline play - so all the assets should be on the disc - or in an initial download (may be like an mmo where you get the initial on the disc but it has a big download upon launch). so there should be literally everything on the disc to play the game without being online (around 2.5-4 gigs of assets if their tweet about most of the 6gig is audio is to be believed)
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superniceguy 5 months ago
I can not see how it can all be on disc because other players discover planets, and I assume the game then creates the planet from that persons discovery, and if you then happen to visit it it is generated from their server and can not be on disc. As people play the game, the game grows.
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Turniplord 5 months ago
From what I've gathered, you can play single player which means it will just randomly generate the planets, no interacting with ones others have 'found' - but also, it was mentioned that because it is such a big world (a database of generated codes that say what each planet is) then its going to be really hard to find a planet someone else has been on. Maybe they will let you visit worlds people in your friend list has been on? who knows? but yeah - there is supposedly a offline single player only version on the disc as well - which is why 6gig (with the majority audio) seems very small unless it is all recycled assets.
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PHILIP 5 months ago
Been waiting ages for it - I do hope its good.....
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Dylan 5 months ago
Has it been said what the digital size on PS4 is?

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