No Man’s Sky has a release date, a new trailer, and a Rutger Hauer
After nearly two years of teasers and hints, Hello Games has finally, mercifully announced the No Man’s Sky release date (or at least the release window). The game will be available in June 2016.
The news came during Sony’s PlayStation Conference at the Paris Games Week, which is significant. No Man’s Sky was originally teased back in December 2013, and it instantly became one of the most anticipated titles of the year. It is also a console exclusive for the PlayStation 4 (it will appear on PC as well).
To call the game ambitious is understating it. No Man’s Sky is described as a first-person, open universe survival game. You take the role of an explorer in an uncharted galaxy, and your mission is to look for habitable worlds and resources throughout the galaxy. When you find a habitable planet or a new source of resources, you document it and report to the galactic database, known as Atlas. That in turn earns you credits for upgrades.
What really sets No Man’s Sky apart is that it is both multiplayer and procedurally generated, meaning the galaxy is randomly creating new worlds all the time. According to Hello Games, there will be 18 quintillion planets that can be explored – although only 10-percent of them will be habitable, which makes them valuable.
Once you do register the planet, everyone else will see that you are the one that discovered it. The overall goal is to work your way from the outer galactic rim to the galactic core, but how you do that is completely up to you.
There will be a free market, factions, space battles, and a whole lot more.
“This is a game that means everything to our team. I have wanted to play something like No Man’s Sky since I was a kid, and many of you have told me you feel the same,” Hello Games’ Sean Murray said in a statement on the PlayStation Blog. For all of us, we get one shot to make this game and we can’t mess it up. Our small team knows the world is watching, we’ve come from the bottom and we don’t take it lightly.”
The trailer gives just a taste of what to expect, plus it features the voice of Rutger Hauer. So there’s that.
Look for No Man’s Land On PlayStation 4 and PC in June 2016.