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No Man's Sky trailer introduces a frontier filled with three-storey dinosaurs and X-Wings

If only E3 looked like this every year?

No Man’s Sky is what happens if you take the median colour scheme of every E3 game - black, blue, and charcoal - and invert it in Microsoft Paint. Thousands attempted to adjust their displays when it was trailered at the Sony conference last night, drowning press and punters alike in a technicolour wash of dandelion yellows, pomegranate reds and orange, er, oranges.

Far Cry 2 had grassfires; No Man’s Sky has grass that looks like it’s on fire all the time.

Dinosaurs tall as trees, wallowing in the water! Star Wars-styled one-seater ships, whipping by overhead!

But the killer moment, of course, is that seamless transition from frolicking with the fauna to dogfighting in the upper atmosphere. No Man Sky’s worlds are procedurally generated, and its trick seems to be to procedurally generate everything very close together. That means not only that space is just seconds away, but that conflict ripples naturally through its forests.

It’s the sort of stuff Bethesda have spent decades perfecting, tied to an art style best described as Lucas on Acid.

The only worry is that PlayStation logo. No Man’s Sky is one of those ambiguous ‘exclusives’: the best case scenario is that it comes to PS4 and PC first, Xbox later. So let’s hope for that, eh?

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3 Years ago

Looks gorgeous

Runeclaw69 Avatar
3 Years ago

As far as I know, no. Hello Games made some comment last year that they had no interest in making a PC game at this time. Could have been pure PR, as I guess Sony helps them with the development.

So at this time, it's console (PS4?) exclusive, but we have heard that about so many multiplatform games over the years. To quote Yes, Prime Minister: "No one needs to know it's not true, press statements are not delivered under oath."

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Dog Pants(2 days 1 hour played)
3 Years ago

That would be a shame. Since I only ever read PC gaming news I'd naturally assumed that it was a PC release, since nobody ever specified otherwise.

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3 Years ago


UntoldAv3nGer Avatar
3 Years ago

Looks very staged, but makes a good trailer. Even if those are some of the only species in the game, it looks pretty realistic and intense. I'm never interested in console exclusives anymore though- tell me when it is for PC.