Announced last year, but finally re-revealed at Sony’s E3 Press Conference, No Man’s Sky is a sci-fi fan’s dream. Touted as being an “infinitely vast and open game,” players will spawn on their own individual worlds, all connected to another in the same universe. It is all procedurally generated, so each world, each piece of a galaxy and the universe itself, will be new vistas containing unique creatures, environments, and all new experiences to explore.
Oh, yeah, the game itself? It’s a first-person shooter from the looks of it that seamlessly flows into space combat. You’re able to jump into a small ship and engage enemies in the skies above a planet, or if that doesn’t suit you, take a trip up into space itself and move between planets or hold perilous dog fights in the vacuum.
Hello Games, coming off of their success with Joe Danger, has said No Man’s Sky is rooted in the works of sci-fi greats like Asimov and Heinlein, combining futuristic worlds with fantastic elements. No release date has been set yet, but we are glad to see the progress the team has made after the flooding that devastated their office last year.