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It’s all about finding your centre in No Man’s Sky

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You know dude, it’s all about finding your center man. Like a creamy filling in one of the rare good chocolates from a bag of Quality Street. Finding the center is everything man. And in No Man’s Sky, you’ll be cruising to find the galactic core. Which hopefully doesn’t contain a toffee center that stars orbit around.

Ever since No Man’s Sky was announced, it was revealed that the main hook of the game would be exploration. There’s an entire, massive procedurally generated galaxy to test your engines in, worlds to discover and enemies to conquer. The latest issue of Game Informer via Gematsu has revealed more of the direction of the game, detailing how players start off on a random planet on the edge of their galactic cluster and have to hop into a basic ship in order to do some exploration.

From there, players will earn currency by mining, defeating enemies and other actions, with that sweet cash being spent at trading posts on space stations and planets in order to improve their little rinky-dink spacecraft. Such upgrades for your ship and your character include shields, jet packs, armour, power, hyperdrive engines and fuel capacity.

From there, players will tackle the main goal of the game, and head off to the center of their super-cluster galaxy.

A goal, which will take anywhere from 40 to 100 hours apparently. Combat will also be reliant on how well you’ve upgraded your ship, as you might be able to fend off smaller attack ships but find yourself absolutely buggered when going up against bigger bruisers who have shields and lasers with your name on them.

If you find yourself in such a situation, it’ll be possible to lose your spaceship when you eject, losing whatever gear you had. You will however, still retain your personal upgrades and money, but you’ll need to buy a new ship. The other pseudo-threat in the game, comes from robots.

Every planet has them, as these automatons were left over from a bygone age, and maintain balance in the galaxy. They won’t outright attack you if you just hang around and observe, but go on a killing spree or mine some wildlife for resources and they’ll go into Terminator mode. And the toughest such bots will be found in the center of the galaxy.

No Man’s Sky is expected to leave the ship docks on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2015.

Last Updated: December 4, 2014


  1. “There’s an entire, massive procedurally generated galaxy to test your engines in” if this is true then how can there be a centre? All I know is I want to find out.


    • Reid

      December 4, 2014 at 08:23

      Procedurally generated from the centre outwards and probably with some set parameters so certain stuff always appear around the same areas. It’s the Big Procedurally Generated theory.


    • HairyEwok

      December 4, 2014 at 08:32

      What if you are the centre… mind=blown broooo


      • Hammersteyn

        December 4, 2014 at 08:44

        Dude wow


      • GooseZA

        December 4, 2014 at 09:36

        Well, given the size of the universe it’s pretty safe to call wherever you are the center of the universe.

        Fun fact, there’s a city in the US that has declared itself to be the center of the universe. I think they even use it to promote tourism. Heard it on QI.


      • Michael Matusowsky

        December 4, 2014 at 10:51

        From a technical stand point in real life, YOU always are the centre of YOUR observable universe ;).


  2. RinceThis

    December 4, 2014 at 08:32

    I am actually really excited about this game, big time!


    • Rock789

      December 4, 2014 at 09:16

      Same here – super excited! Which is why it’ll probably just be a disappointment… :'(


      • RinceThis

        December 4, 2014 at 09:20

        You’re a disappointment!


        • Rock789

          December 4, 2014 at 09:30

          I know…



          • RinceThis

            December 4, 2014 at 09:51

            I didn’t mean that buddy! Well, only a bit, well, maybe a quarter, okay… half? There there!

          • Rock789

            December 4, 2014 at 09:54

            Lol 😉 🙂

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            December 4, 2014 at 12:31

            I am Disappoint.

  3. RinceThis

    December 4, 2014 at 09:01

    I thought these people said that there is are near infinite planets?


    • Weanerdog

      December 4, 2014 at 09:32

      I think that each planet is unique as in it is generated when you rock up and the possibilities are near infinite to what you find, so no two will ever be the same, except when they are.


  4. Rock789

    December 4, 2014 at 09:54

    I am, genuinely, excited for this game in a way that I cannot express! If they pull off their vision, it is going to be PHE-NOM-INAL!!! Fingers crossed…


  5. loftie

    December 4, 2014 at 11:02

    damit, cant wait to play this…


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