December 9, 2013
No Man’s Sky is Jaw-Dropping
The Spike VGX was this past Saturday. What is the VGX you say, well it is what replaced the Video Game awards shows of the past, for better or worse. The award show was very hard to watch, more than normal. But out of the train wreck comes something very unexpected, and for the better. The 4 guys over at Hello Games (famous for Joe Danger 1 & 2) have pulled the lid off their newest project, No Man’s Sky. No Man’s Sky is a mix of space/FPS combat and exploration, but with a twist, every world is procedurally constructed. Procedural is built by algorithms instead of constructed by hand, which most games typically are. One game that has procedurally created worlds is Minecraft. The other catching tidbit to No Man’s Sky is the travel and exploration, if you see a planet or moon, you can travel there and be the first to discover. them. The game is an MMO of sorts with every player in the same galaxy starting on the edge and working inward towards the center. There are still plenty of details that are being kept under wraps, but from the video alone, this has me extremely intrigued. Seeing the seamless transition from planet surface to space is jaw-dropping. The game has no release date, no specified platforms, but from the No Man’s Sky Wikipedia page (no the most reliable) is showing PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Hopefully it hits all platforms but this is being built by 4 guys in Guildford, UK, but man even if it hits only one, it sounds and looks fantastic. Enjoy the first look at No Man’s Sky.