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No Man’s Sky is “even bigger than you can imagine”

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No Man’s Sky, quite possibly one of this generation’s most eagerly-anticipated games is coming in August, after a brief delay. It was meant to be out right now but a few development hitches and fights of the rights to use the name “Sky” have put a spanner in the works.

I think one of the reasons the game is so anticipated is because of how enigmatic it is. It’s such a large, open experience that it’s hard to describe, and that’s led to a strange, almost mystic aura. Some still find it incredulous that the game and its procedurally generated universe can even exist.

It’s also been a while since we’ve heard anything about the game, or how its development is going. According to Hello Game’s Sean Murray, everything’s going swimmingly.

In an update on the No Man’s Sky blog, Murray said development on No Man’s Sky is going “genuinely well.”

“Every day, the game is getting better and better, and despite all the late nights (and early mornings) we’re all working to get it finished and in your hands, it’s amazing to see it all coming together.

You might already know this, but we had to delay the game from its original June release date. It’s now August 9 in North America, and August 10 in Europe. We knew that people would be disappointed, and we’ve certainly heard a lot from some who decided to tell us all about that. But we’ve also heard some super nice words of support as we make the final push.

I’ve said it before, but No Man’s Sky is the hardest thing I’ve ever worked on. It’s even bigger than you can imagine. This is a type of game that hasn’t been attempted before, by a smaller team than anyone would expect, under an intense amount of expectation. And despite all of that, development is genuinely going well. This is the hardest working, most talented team I’ve ever worked with, and I’m so proud of what we’re doing. For all our sakes though, we get one shot to make this game and we can’t mess it up.

So that’s what we’re doing right now, and every day I feel more sure it was the right decision. Thank you so much for your support and patience. The universe will be yours very soon.”

I’m still not quite sure how I feel about No Man’s Sky and its bold promise of a whole new universe to explore. I am, however, looking very forward to seeing if those promises are realised.

Last Updated: June 27, 2016

37 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 27, 2016 at 08:40

    Rather incredulous than credulous! This game has a lot to prove in order to live up to its hype.

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  2. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 27, 2016 at 08:43

    #StayStrongLlew

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    • Pariah

      June 27, 2016 at 08:48

      Wasn’t it more Otto and I who are like, super keen on this?

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 27, 2016 at 08:49

        You are keen on something? O_o

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        • Pariah

          June 27, 2016 at 08:51

          I know it’s strange. But yes, this will be my first day 1 buy since Borderlands 2 in 2012. XD

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        • The Order of the Banana

          June 27, 2016 at 11:48

          Good grief… Pariah is keen on something? It’s the end of the world guys 😀

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    • Raptor Rants

      June 27, 2016 at 08:56

      I just don’t know how I’m going to afford it 🙁 *cries*

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 27, 2016 at 08:59

        I’m sure something will come up man!

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 27, 2016 at 09:01

          Like a paycheck?

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          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 27, 2016 at 09:02

            Something like that

          • Raptor Rants

            June 27, 2016 at 09:02

            Let’s see

            Rent and food for my kid or No Man’s Sky.

            Yeah, you can imagine what’s going to win lol

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 27, 2016 at 09:02

            XD

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 27, 2016 at 09:06

            Your poor kid!

          • Raptor Rants

            June 27, 2016 at 09:07

            HAHAHAHAAHA. no

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 27, 2016 at 08:49

    And on your right you can see all the empty COD:IW spacecrafts. No one quite knows what happened to the crew but some say they travelled through a wormhole back to 1914

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  4. VampyreSquirrel

    June 27, 2016 at 09:22

    I hope it’s going to live up to the hype it has generated for itself.

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  5. Dane

    June 27, 2016 at 09:44

    I just want to name a planet.

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  6. HairyEwok

    June 27, 2016 at 09:46

    A game that has no end to it…. unless you have like 55 billion years left to live, then maybe you’ll finish it and say you saw all the planet in the game.

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  7. RinceThis

    June 27, 2016 at 10:04

    Very eager for this game!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 27, 2016 at 10:17

      Me too! Can’t wait for you to get lost in space.

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      • RinceThis

        June 27, 2016 at 10:23

        Pah! I’m going to name the most lame planet Trevor, then blow it up!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 27, 2016 at 10:39

          Please record that. I’d like to see you fail. 😀

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          • RinceThis

            June 27, 2016 at 10:40

            I will record it! And sing to it each morning!

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 27, 2016 at 10:40

            youtube or it never happened.

          • RinceThis

            June 27, 2016 at 10:41

            It shall be so!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 27, 2016 at 10:50

            Just like Annie.

    • The Order of the Banana

      June 27, 2016 at 12:09

      LIES! YOU LACK OPPOSABLE THUMBS SO YOU CAN”T EVEN PLAY A GAME!!!

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  8. Matthew Holliday

    June 27, 2016 at 10:04

    Looking forward to this
    But
    Am I the only one who thinks this whole “its going to be bigger than anyone can imagine” trip is starting to sound like a one trick pony?
    Its like, the headline for every single one of their announcements / articles.

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    • HairyEwok

      June 27, 2016 at 10:21

      You know that feeling when you want to explain something amazing but words don’t really describe what you want to get out so you keep saying it in hopes people see the amazing somehow. I think that is happening with this game.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        June 27, 2016 at 10:26

        I hope so, it would actually be a refreshing change of pace, compared to the usual marketing BS dialogue released by most devs.
        “look, our game is pretty rad, and its pretty damned huge, thats really about all I wanted to say” sounds alot more honest than the shit oobi and EA come up with.

        I do think that they can only say “its so…. big…” so many times befor the “thats what she said” jokes start coming out though.

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  9. HairyEwok

    June 27, 2016 at 10:17

    No Man’s Sky will be the 1st game I’ll purchase this year and the last one for the year. I’m not interested in any AAA game coming out later this year, not even Battlefield 1.

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  10. iusedtobe(a)regular

    June 27, 2016 at 10:21

    Looking forward to it.

    On a side note : Is this an Indie game?

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    • HairyEwok

      June 27, 2016 at 10:23

      Being made by an indie company so yeah, I would say this is a indie game.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        June 27, 2016 at 10:28

        debatable, with all the hype the indie scene is getting, and the cash flow that is generating, the “genre” is in need of some re-definition.

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  11. The Order of the Banana

    June 27, 2016 at 11:47

    My body is ready!

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