Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is one of the most anticipated games of 2015, and is also one of the most ambitious games so far on next generation platforms. The idea that there are infinitely procedurally generated worlds that are all in the same universe is something that we haven’t seen before. This would hint at the fact that No Man’s Sky is very multiplayer based, having you hook up with other players to explore and survive. However, it seems that this is not the case.
When you first start No Man’s Sky, you are on a randomly generated planet that has never been discovered before and is on the outside of a universe containing all players. This would make it sound like you would be able to join up with other players to create an allegiance for survival. Sean Murray, the game’s creator and lead designer, has said in a GameSpot interview that this is not the case. “This is not a game about forming a clan or allegiances… You can cross paths with other players, but it’s just not a core component of the game.”
“There is a plan for multiplayer and for people to have a traditional multiplayer experience within the game,” Murray says, “But that is not what’s core to the game right now.”
So it seems that No Man’s Sky has some MMO elements, but is focused on being a single player game, which is exciting for us here at OnlySP. There are, however, multiple AI that you can come across throughout your exploration that help you progress. In order to move along in No Man’s Sky, you must collect resources in order to survive and build weapons and spaceships so that you can eventually travel to the center of the universe, which is what Murray says is the main goal of the game. These AI can be friendly or hostile, and you might have to do some exploring to find them.
The universe of the game is so vast and so unexplored that we will probably never find everything there is to see, and that sense of wonder and intention for exploration is just what has me so excited about the game. No Man’s Sky has infinite possibilities, and I can’t wait to be able to finally start exploring this world for the first time in 2015.