Did the latest footage of No Man’s Sky grab your attention? Hello Games has posted a list of 41 new facts about the upcoming game, and if the gorgeous appearance of the planets in the trailer didn’t grab your attention already, the massive scale of the universe and hints at how gameplay will work are worth a look.
Sure, there’s not a ton of strictly new info on this lengthy list, but it’s a pretty effective reminder of just how impressive the game sounds. Case in point: There are over 18 quintillion planets ready to explore. That’s an eighteen followed by eighteen zeros. The universe is so big that even in multiplayer mode, it’s “super unlikely” that players will ever see the same planets.
Or how about this little factoid? The procedurally generated creatures you encounter will each have a distinctive call because Hello Games have an algorithm that models sounds based on the shape of an animal’s throat.
If you’re more interested in gameplay details than mind-blowing factoids, this list has you covered, too, explaining how discovery, the game’s economy, and combat encounters will work. You’ll apparently even be able to earn a wanted level if you cause too much damage to a planet’s ecosystem or space convoys.
Definitely give the whole list a read. Even if you’re not interested in No Man’s Sky, the sheer ambition displayed in these few dozen facts might be enough to finally win you over.
No Man’s Sky has no release date yet, but we know it’s coming to the PS4 and PC.