No Man’s Sky leaves Late Show host Stephen Colbert in absolute awe

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No Man's Sky on The Late Show

“I thought Morgan Freeman was God. You’re actually the second God I’ve had on my show now.”

It’s a compliment that Late Show host Stephen Colbert directs at No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray, followed shortly by the entire room bursting into applause for an idea that has really taken gaming by storm. In his second gaming-focused interview of the week, Colbert invited Murray and the collective minds of Hello Games to show of their infinite space exploration title, and it certainly caught the attention of everyone there.

Murray – hacking his game so that he could instantly teleport between planets – showcased a fair share of what No Man’s Sky is all about. If you’re not entirely clued up, you’ll see just a handful (no really, there’s 18 quintillion planets out there. Five is nothing) of planets that are randomly generated on the fly. Their atmospheres, flora and fauna as well as wildlife are all calculated and created too – to the point where even Murray and his team have absolutely no idea what going to be found.

It’s a piece of technical wizardry that no doubt left Colbert and his audience stunned, as Murray raced around in the short time he had, only stopping to name some of the new creations after the host himself (Molbert was a favourite of mine). In the game any creation you stumble upon first will be yours to claim – meaning animals, plants and entire star systems can have whatever eloquent (or truly repulsive) name you desire. And considering how slim chances are that you’ll see other players, it might begin and end as a very inside joke.

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There’s lots of familiar gameplay on show and sadly still no release date to offer, but I can’t help but smile every time I see No Man’s Sky. It’s a confusing, hard to grasp idea for a game, but isn’t that in itself exciting? I definitely think so.

Last Updated: October 5, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

  • An MMO at such a scale that you won’t be mm-ing …. ever.

    Lol. 🙂

    I feel this game may get boring very fast unless you really like SP survival games.

    • ARK is SP survival… trust no one!

      • Quetzo is dropping on ARK tomorrow (read Friday based on historical evidence 😛 )

        This is what I am expecting to happen.

        • HairyEwok

          Quetzal Empire Fleet XD

          • I am already imagining the bugs/exploits those things are gonna have. Rex on a Bronto on a Quetzo base diving FTW!

          • HairyEwok

            I don’t know what the size of this thing will be in game, but historically the bird was the size of a giraffe.

    • HairyEwok

      I don’t believe this game would get too boring IF they have a system where you could keep building new things and upgrading them. A game with no limit to the amount of planets should surely have no limit to what you can do, right?

      • Well if it is Minecraft style then sure but even that gets boring after a while.

  • I do not know if I should be hyped for this game or be damn terrified of it xD

  • HairyEwok

    That moment you actually meet another player in the game and in your excitement just murder him.

  • Grand Admiral Chief


  • Grand Admiral Chief

    We should claim a Lazygamer system, or 50

    • HairyEwok

      We have 2 already, the Llewl and Key system

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        Also the PEEK system

  • “Five is nothing” 🙂

  • Sageville

    Colbert did a really fun interview with Sean without insulting him and the entire gaming community.

    Kimmel could take some pointers…

    • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

      Kim… who?

      • Sageville

        Not Trevor Noah

  • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

    WAIT! Are we saying the next God game (that redifines the genre entirely) isn’t going to be produced by 22 cans.. of bullsh*t?!

  • E Seminolus

    The game looks interesting enough for sure. I’m in no hurry for them to finish it up however, as I’ll be playing Fallout 4 for at least a solid year. So get it right Mr Murray, no need to rush it out now.

  • Darren Peach

    This will definitely scratch a itch from time to time.

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    Oh man, I want this game so badly!

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