No Man’s Sky, the highly anticipated action-adventure exploration game from indie studio Hello Games, has finally arrived (at least, for PlayStation 4 gamers). Multiplayer games will share a single universe although given its size (there are roughly 18 quintillion procedurally generated planets, after all), it’s unlikely that you’ll bump into any other real-life gamers.
The odds of finding another human are even slimmer considering the fact that PlayStation 4 and PC gamers won’t be playing on the same servers.
The admission came from Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray during a recent Reddit AMA session regarding the game and its launch. Murray added that they’re running a control experiment to see which platform comes up with the most juvenile names for the planets they discover.
As Attack of the Fanboy notes, there are already plenty of planets in the universe named after human bodily functions and more.
No Man’s Sky launched today for PlayStation 4 and lands August 12 (this Friday) on the PC. Aside from a massive day-one update, things seem to be running smoothly thus far. Could No Man’s Sky be the first major game release in recent memory that isn’t marred by server issues? We’ll see.
Even if the servers do go down briefly, you’ll still be able to play as the game can be played offline.
Do you plan to buy No Man’s Sky? If so, what platform will you be getting it for and what aspect(s) of the game are the most compelling in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!