Anyone interested in learning more about the upcoming PlayStation 4 space exploration game No Man’s Sky, will be pleased that Alex Wiltshire from Hello Games the games studio developing the game has taken to the PlayStation blog to reveal more details about what you can expect from the PS4 game.
No Man’s Sky provides gamers with a huge universe to explore containing 8,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets which have been mathematically created to provide an immense gaming world to explore, that will also be completely playable off-line if preferred.
Other features revealed in the post explain that the maths used to create the universe means every detail is always consistent and makes sense, the result of hundreds of rules created by the games developers who explains more about the games construction :
The universe isn’t stored on your hard disk or on server somewhere
– The world around you is generated by your PS4 at the point you visit it. Leave and it’s all thrown away, but if you return it is generated again exactly as it was. This also means the game will be completely playable offline.
No Man’s Sky isn’t an MMO
– The sheer size of the universe means that everyone is going to be super far apart, and it’s super unlikely that people will even visit the same planets.
There are bots exploring the universe right now
– We have sent a set of bots out into the void to send back to us gifs of planets. We can quickly review the gifs, lots at a time, to see what kinds of things are out there, and ensure it’s varied and interesting.
There isn’t a story to follow
– There are no cutscenes or characters, but there is a big objective: getting to the center of the universe. We don’t want to tell you a story, we want you to tell your own. No Man’s Sky is about your journey.
You will make true discoveries
– Be the first to visit a planet, or be the first to scan a species of creature, and you will be recorded as its discoverer when you upload it at a beacon for all the world to see. You can also choose to name them. (There will be filters!)
For more information on the new No Man’s Sky PS4 game jump over to the PlayStation blog website via the link below.
Source: PS Blog