No Man's Sky is a space exploration sandbox survival game developed by Hello Games for PlayStation 4 and PC. The original release date of June 21, 2016, has been pushed back to August 9, 2016 for the PS4 and August 12, 2016 for the PC.
No Man's Sky features a procedurally generated open world, which means the game is generated algorithmically rather than manually. The game allows the player to discover and explore space, with star systems containing over 18 quintillion planets. Although all players will explore the same universe, the experience of playing will be unlike other MMOs, as players are unlikely to meet each other given the size of the game environment.
Project Skyscraper was the codename for No Man's Sky before its initial reveal.
No Man's Sky was debuted at VGX 2013 with a trailer showing off the game's world, Starship, flora, and fauna. Another trailer for the game premiered at E3 2014 during Sony's presentation, detailing the game's creature identification system, dogfighting, and seamless space travel between planets.
A day-one patch will go live on August 8, 2016.
Features and gameplay
The game takes place in a vast universe that is shared by everyone. Starting at a random location on the outer edge of the galaxy, players discover new planets and try to get to the center of the galaxy. They may share information about their discoveries, should they desire to. As the title suggests, the knowledge of the universe is shared and expanded upon by everyone's combined efforts, so the universe truly is no man's sky.
Hello Games released 17 pieces of concept art in January 2014.