Genius design is the only way to describe No Man’s Sky’s ambition. It seems as if it is almost fiction — a procedural generation of millions of entire planets with unique environments, creatures, and geography.
But this is exactly what Hello Games’ upcoming release (Official date TBA) plans to do. Though there are no current expectations for a co-op multiplayer experience, the game may actually benefit from having players take on the worlds alone. Having players enjoy the feeling of exploration and immersion into these unique worlds could be the most vital part of this game becoming a success.
The developers claim that every “Every creature, geological formation, plant and spaceship is unique,” it’s hard to believe that it could actually be an accurate description… but it is.
The one-of-a-kind game looks to invoke one of the feelings that seems to be so often lost in video games today: wonder.
Every star you see, every planet you pass, and every creature you spot invokes a curiosity. You’ll ask yourself “How different could the next thing be?”, and yet you’ll consistently be amazed. Combining this eagerness to explore with a fitting soundtrack makes this Playstation 4 exclusive poised to become an incredible hit.
And while the ambition of the game may seem immense, the number of minds behind it are quite small. With just a total of ten people encompassing their development team, they are proving that great minds and unique ideas are what make a game great — not an immense marketing team and an absurd amount of funding.