World Without End: Creating a full-scale digital cosmos

They are scheduled to finish at the end of this year; at that time, they will invite millions of people to explore their creation, as a video game, packaged under the title No Man’s Sky.

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garos823065d ago

Absolutely breathtaking preview of the unfathomable majesty of No Man's Sky

I just can't wait to get lost in the cosmos :)

gangsta_red3065d ago

I do like the graphic style of the game.

garos823065d ago

the scope of it all just blows my mind and the techniques the team are using is fascinating

theXtReMe13065d ago

This is my dream game, though I am worried that these guys may never consider it done and we may never see it released. How do you tweak so many planets, to look interesting and not have flaws that keep you from traversing them? They obviously cant go planet to planet and physically fix everything, but they can tweak their equations to better define what they are looking for in its render and consistency. But, in doing so, they may cause other issues. Which is why Im worried that this may become a lesson in futility for them, causing each of them to go mad in the process of trying to perfect infinity.

Im excited for this game, but remain cautiously optimistic. Its one of those things that is going to blow the collective minds of the children inside all of us... but could also wake the cynical side of our psyche in its execution as more of a science project than a game. Something that looks great in demos and trailers... but comes across as slow and boring to the gaming public, when they actually grab a controller and play it. The lack of story and dialog is going to turn off a lot of people who have come to expect it from every title they play. Without that hand holding, leading me from mission to mission, why am I doing what Im doing? How is that going to play out for the casual gamer who needs a back story to understand where they are going and what they are doing?

I expect reviews to be all over the place for this. From best game ever made to WTF? Me, the first thing I do is explore every nook and cranny of every open world title I play. So it is a dream come true to know that this game is all about that... via an infinite number of planets, with infinite amounts of possibilities. For the sake of the developers sanity and the child inside of me, I hope this game turns out great.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen3064d ago

The final frontier. These are the voyages of No Man's Sky.

HaHa_Ostrich3063d ago

So... a planet does not exist until it is discovered physicaly. Then its created on the fly by a "Super Formula" math algorythm with all the terrain and fauna and flora. Then what? Does it stay forever created in this unique random form, even for other players? Or does every player create his own universe?

Guyfamily9993063d ago (Edited 3063d ago )

The universe in its entirety is the same for all players, as the algorithms and seed were the same. It is created as you discover it, yet it already exists at that point in space for every single player. This sort of saddens me a little though, as it basically means that effects we make (such as explosions) won't really stay (I don't think). It literally couldn't be programmed, but it would be cool to have a shared universe of this practically infinite size, where you can go to a planet, build a house, and someone else might discover it months later.

On a side note, although I think this is a super cool game that I'm definitely buying, I'm kind of sad about how "rare" life forms might be. If you can only find a badass, 200 ft tall dinosaur on one in a million planets, I want some kind of way to find those planets. It would be cool if there was some community menu where the coolest places are shared, so you can go to this planet some guy found that has giant birds flying over volcanoes during tsunamis or something.

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No Man's Sky gets a huge surge of users thanks to Starfield effect

Starfield's launch appears to be having a positive effect on No Man's Sky's own player numbers.

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jznrpg25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

It’s a really good game now. A lot different when I played it at launch. It wasn’t bad at launch but they added a LOT to make it much better than I thought it could be. VR makes it even better

northpaws25d ago

Amazing game, the only problem is it crashes a lot during MP sessions :( hope that will get fixed soon

Snookies1225d ago

Is that issue on console only? I've played a decent amount of multi-player on PC and hadn't had any issues. Maybe I just lucked out?

northpaws25d ago

Yes, I was playing on console, and whenever me and my friends (a group of 4) trying to do those weekly Nexus missions, at least one of us crashes or have some of errors that prevent us from finishing it.

MrDead25d ago

If you're on PC turn off Windows Game Mode, I can't play NMS for more than 30mins without a crash if that setting is on.

Click start > Settings > Gaming > Game Mode.

MrNinosan25d ago

I played NMS since release, and since Multiplayer patch I've spent over 1500 hours across PS4 and PS5. Never had a crash as I can remember

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darthv7225d ago (Edited 25d ago )

..."now" being the key word.

If we are to treat games equally regardless of who makes them, then the same holds true for Starfield. Only it likely wont need as much added content to make it "a really good game" as it already is... now. It already ships with more content than NMS had at launch.

The improvements Bethesda will make over time will be minor quality of life improvements. Performance...maybe a new mission here or there but much like 76 (which also lacked at the start and was later redeemed with a flood of content), Starfield was built to last a long time and benefit those who put in the effort to really want to explore the stars.

It's definitely the type of game for those with a creative and explorative mind with time on their hands.

Christopher25d ago

***If we are to treat games equally regardless of who makes them***

"If we treat 4 people in 2016 the same as over 400 in 2023..."

IRetrouk25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

"It already ships with more content than NMS had at launch."


raWfodog25d ago

"...Starfield was built to last a long time and benefit those who put in the effort to really want to explore the stars.
It's definitely the type of game for those with a creative and explorative mind with time on their hands."

Ehhh, personally I think you lost me on that last part about 'explore the stars' and 'creative and explorative mind with time on their hands'. Not saying that you don't like exploring or that Starfield doesn't have exploration, but that somehow it's MORE of an exploration game that NMS.

NMS is built around space and planet exploration and I believe that is an objective statement that many people would agree on. With access to an ungodly amount of planets (18 Quintillion), all fully explorable, where you can fly anywhere and everywhere, you could play the game for the rest of your life and not visit 1% of the available locations. I believe that Starfield is a good game and definitely plan on playing it one day so I'm not trying to downplay it's enjoyment. I even think all of the very low scores that it has received may not be fully deserved, even though there are some fair criticisms of the game. I just think it's unfair that many people keep trying to pit the two games against each other because they are really two different types of games.

refocusedman25d ago

so youre saying indie developer hello games should be compared to bethesda/micro$oft. it really does matter who makes them because one company has basically unlimited resources and the other company doesn't.

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Sonic188125d ago (Edited 25d ago )

I actually like it better than Starfield. Especially the exploration part. Starfield has no sense of exploration
Very data characters, feels like a 10 year old game because of the game engine
Maps suck
Inventory sucks
I found the quests very boring and mediocre as well.
Oh and loading screen after loading screen. Now we know why Bethesda didn't give out review codes to everyone. Don't get me wrong it's a good game, but it's not great

fr0sty25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Everyone wants to see what they're missing out on when they bought into the hype of a game that claimed to be NMS meets Skyrim, but failed to deliver.

crazyCoconuts25d ago

I'm playing it lately since the PSVR2 patch that just came out, nothing to do with Starfield.
It's quite a game in VR when it looks good, people have no idea

spoonard25d ago

I've spent hours in flat AND VR multiplayer and have had a flawless experience.

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Terry_B25d ago

No wonder..they want to experience what they can't do in Starfield ;P

InUrFoxHole25d ago

What's that? Play it on Playstation...