Explore a single planet in No Man’s Sky’s extended gameplay video

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We’ve been excited by No Man’s Sky since we first heard about it, if only for the scale that Hello Games is hoping to achieve with this open-universe sci-fi explore-em-up. But we’ve seen little of what the game will entail, aside from brief snatches of the game as a whole. Until now.

Gaming website IGN has released the first of a series of looks at No Man’s Sky and they’ve got Hello Games founder Sean Murray doing a voice-over as he plays through what you can expect from a very, very tiny portion of the game.

What you need to remember, and what this 18-minute playthrough makes very clear by the end of the video, is that what you’re seeing is just a small part of an entire procedurally-generated planet, as well as one of its moons, that exists in a single solar system. And the number of systems out there are staggeringly huge, making the reach-the-centre-of-the-universe objective a lengthy proposition.

You don’t have to follow the objective. You can play the pirate, mercenary, trader or naturalist if you like, just bumbling round a small section of the literal universe that No Man’s Sky has to offer. That excitement? It’s not going away any time soon.

Source: IGN (YouTube)

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