The latest game from the creators of Joe Danger is not just a radical departure from the pint-sized stuntman’s death-defying antics, but is also a radical departure from typical gaming itself.
Hello Games has been hard at work over recent years on No Man’s Sky, a procedurally generated space MMO on a scale the likes of which we've never seen before…
The sheer scale of No Man’s Sky is difficult to get a handle on, with the vast universe not just taking in space but the planets as well. If you’re not content with a nice Sunday-afternoon interstellar drive you can land on one of the many and varied worlds and explore unique ecosystems and landscapes on foot.
The trailer attempts to the portray to games epic scale, claiming every atom, every leaf, every cloud, tree, bird, fish, rock, star, sun, planet, and more is procedurally generated.
“We’re an indie studio, we want to do loads of different things,” said Sean Murray, managing director at Hello Games, continuing; “And, I guess, with this game we wanted to make something that was a science fiction game and there are lots of science fiction games but they’re normally... when I say that you picture space marines, you picture the post apocalypse, you picture dystopia, and that’s not what I picture when I think of sci-fi.
“We wanted to make a game about exploration. So in our game when you stand on a planet and you see a mountain, if that mountain is three miles away, or wherever it is, you can see it you can walk there. You can go and you can explore it. But if you see a planet on the horizon, that’s a real place, you can see features on it and you can hop in your ship and you can go there. But it’s even more than that: if it’s night time or you’re in space and you see all the stars, those are real stars, those are suns, and they have planets around them. You can go and visit them.”
A bold claim indeed, this looks to be a multi-player adventure the likes of which we’ve never seen before, as you traverse land, sea, air and space in a wildly ambitious sci-fi universe.
Check out the drool-worthy trailer below to see yourself how fantastic this game looks in action, all incredibly made using just four people.
No word of platforms as of yet but expect a PC release, as well as murmurings of Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions.