No Man’s Sky has been one of the most anticipated video games since its reveal at E3 2014. The ambitious action-adventure game from indie studio Hello Games is an exercise in exploration across a legitimate universe made up of never-before-seen planets, stars, and galaxies. Reportedly, every player will have completely one-of-a-kind encounters exploring planets and discovering creatures that the developers themselves are not even fully aware of. With all of the buzz surrounding the highly anticipated title, gamers have been anxiously awaiting this unique experience.
While No Man’s Sky ranks high on a lot of gamer’s “most anticipated” lists, the title has seen a minor setback recently with its rescheduled release date. Still, gaming fans hope that the release date pushback will serve to aid the game, making the experience all the better when it finally lands on store shelves later this summer. Until then, here to hopefully quench the thirsts of more impatient gamers is the recently revealed 90-second gameplay trailer.
Sony PlayStation’s YouTube page dropped a minute-and-a-half gameplay trailer featuring some of No Man’s Sky‘s more appealing features. Running with the tagline “Explore. Fight. Trade. Survive.” No Man’s Sky promises to be an enthralling experience unlike any other, boasting 18 quintillion planets. As the preview is titled “Video 1: Exploration,” it would appear as though fans should look forward to three more videos featuring the game’s fighting, trading, and survival aspects. Rather than relying solely on the exploration angle, Hello Games and Sony have decided to showcase some of the other attributes of the upcoming game, but assumedly, those will come at later date.
The trailer features an impressive variety of landscapes and creatures, focusing on the vastness of No Man’s Sky. Interestingly enough, the video’s description claims that the exploration of all 18 quintillion planets would take 5 billion years, rendering the game virtually endless. Additionally, written in the video’s description is the game’s overarching goal, which is to reach the center of the universe. It goes on to say, however, that this “goal” is, in fact, more of a guideline and players are encouraged to forge their own paths if they so chose.
By all accounts, No Man’s Sky looks to be, at the very least, a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Without much to compare it with, however, it is hard to predict what gamers should expect from this brand new title. Even still, the marketing for this game – along with a hefty amount of gameplay footage which has already been revealed – is intriguing enough to warrant, at the bare minimum, a quick playthrough when No Man’s Sky is finally released later this summer.
No Man’s Sky will be available in the U.S. on August 9, 2016.