Joe Danger dev announces No Man’s Sky
posted on 12.07.13 at 07:54 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Explore every bit of a procedurally generated world.

The latest game from Joe Danger developer Hello Games is No Man’s Sky, a procedurually generated open world game for next-gen consoles.

The gameplay trailer begins underwater. The player, in the first-person view, walks out to land and gets into a ship, before flying it towards the clouds and into space, where he proceeds to pilot through asteroids during airship dogfights.

“In our game, when you stand on a planet and you see a mountain and that mountain is like three miles or wherever it is, and you can see it, you can walk there, you can go and explore it,” Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray said at VGX.

“That planet on the horizon that you in the trailer, that’s a real place, and you can see features on it, and you can get on your ship and you can get it.”

All the stars you see in space, Murray added, are real stars, with planets around them, and you can go there and visit those planets.

Also, the game is being developed by a four man team.

Watch the debut trailer below.

And the interview with Hello Games’ Sean Murray below.

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  • Panda

    Looks pretty cool. Best announcement so far.

  • Watahashi

    Damn, wasn’t expecting this from the Joe Danger devs. This looks crazy awesome.

  • Invisbin

    Why couldnt a big AAA studio think of something so obviously ambitious much sooner….my good. Day1 buy.

    • Budgiecat

      Because Casuals

      See: Destiny

  • Nerroth

    It will be interesting to see how this one may compare and contrast with Elite: Dangerous.

  • Elvick

    This looks awesome.

  • Zackasaur

    Do want.

  • Budgiecat

    That was pretty fucking cool but… the game in third person or first person when you’re traveling on foot?

    • Michael Garling

      First. What made you think otherwise?

      • Budgiecat

        wishful thinking. I’m more a fan of third person when controlling characters

  • Nerroth

    EDIT: Well, since the original post showed up a few hours later, I suppose there is no point in having two of them with the same info.

    I wonder how scalable the game engine for this one might be? It would be nice if it could run on a PS Vita or Vita TV; but I would inderstand if it needed the kind of hardware specs one finds in a PS4, Xbox One, or high-end PC.

  • Nerroth

    I really don’t care for how some of my posts keep vanishing like this…

    But as I was trying to note, the official (teaser) site for NMS is up, and a 1080p version of that announcement trailer is now on Hello Games’ YT channel.

  • Charlie

    This reminds me of Spore, except a trillion times better.