Hello Games' Sean Murray shows off 21 minutes of No Man's Sky0 Comments
No Man’s Sky has been a highly anticipated title for many gamers, and its release is just a few months away. In an on-camera interview with IGN, Hello Games’ founder Sean Murray showed off 21 minutes of gameplay footage. Although the footage was meant to be a glimpse at the average playthrough, Murray touched on some of the game’s aspects, and what it was about. Murray started off by reassuring fans’ expectations on the exploration aspect. “So the one thing people know is that it’s about exploring. When you land on a planet like this, you’re the first person that’s ever been there,” Murray said. “You’re exploring in a very real way.”
It’s worth noting that No Man’s Sky is gorgeous, despite the bleak atmosphere of the footage. What’s really interesting is that the sandbox title is “full of little mysteries,” and it allows players to figure things out for themselves. The resources you collect are also interesting, as No Man's Sky has its own periodic layout. “It’s a mixture of the real world periodic table and also [made up] elements,” Murray commented. There’s no shortage of things to do either, as players can engage in crafting, privateering, and terraforming, just as any pioneer on an uninhabited foreign land would do.
The creatures themselves are as exotic as they come, and varying in several shapes and sizes. Climate also plays a major role, as the temperature gauge on the bottom left corner of the HUD can dictate how much thermal protection you need. Personally, the alien linguistics is the best part. Initially, the player won’t understand what the NPCs are saying, including ancient relics with archaic language. But as players explore, they can slowly learn the language to where they can eventually become fluent. No Man’s Sky will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC on June 21.