E3 2014: No Man's Sky is a Generated Wonderland

Published by Josh Britton on June 10, 2014
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Hello Games' No Man's Sky stole the show last year at Spike's VGX Awards with its boundless travel and promises of "exploring the infinite." There is something inherently satisfying when gamers hear about exploration, and No Man's Sky touches on that satisfaction directly. This same kind of excitement can be found reflected off of the upcoming Kickstarter-funded megahit Star Citizen, which is a game that appears to take No Man's Sky on a much larger (and questionably intangible) scale. Regardless, this game looks gorgeous.

See for yourself.

I am very interested to see just how powerful this procedurally generated software will be when loading the sprawl of the No Man's Sky universe. An important reminder and perspective to keep when viewing this game is to consider it as more of a tool than a handcrafted project. In other words, generated may very well possess the ability to virturally span a universe. So hats off to Hello Games for using this growing trend as the backbone for what could be a sci-fi adventure of the ages.

Are you as excited for No Man's Sky as I am? One of my personal doubts is that this project may become too ambitious for a studio as small as Hello Games. I guess we'll have to wait and see whenever this game gets a release date.

Dan West wants to know now.

SHOW US THIS SEAMLESS SPACE TRAVEL, SONY! #4PNE3

— Dan West (@J4g3r) June 10, 2014

Comments

  • masashin13 Avatar
    masashin13
    6 years, 3 months ago

    Looks awesome!!!

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    eviljim
    6 years, 3 months ago

    I am happy the flood didn't kill off this game.

  • Kris Guthridge Avatar
    Kris Guthridge
    6 years, 3 months ago

    I'm going to remain cautiously optimistic on this one and just say, "TAKE MY MONEY NOW, YOU JERK-HOLES!!!"

  • anon Avatar
    anon
    6 years, 3 months ago

    this or star citizen? i dont really follow the news on both, but it looks nice. I wonder other than exploring of course, will there be a more focused storyline or something?

  • Big Wazu Avatar
    Big Wazu
    6 years, 3 months ago

    I'm really stoked for this game and I just really want a good space exploration/dog fighting game now!

  • Unigma Avatar
    Unigma
    6 years, 3 months ago

    I absolutely hope this is playable on the show floor, just so I can find out if it really works as well as they're showing.

  • bigbazz Avatar
    bigbazz
    6 years, 3 months ago

    This game just looks like wow...I also want to see some of this on the show floor.

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    Joshua
    6 years, 3 months ago

    I'm very skeptical, but we shall see if it really is this amazing.