When it comes to ambition in video games, it’s hard to not go big, but it is hard to succeed at it in some cases. For No Man’s Sky, the game is easily one of the biggest (in terms of content and scale) games of all time. In No Man’s Sky, players literally have a fully filled universe to explore. The team behind the title, Hello Games, went onto the PlayStation Blog to reveal 41 facts about the game you may not have known. We’ve picked some of our favorites and posted them below, you can read the rest here.
The universe isn’t actually infinite:
- Computers don’t really do infinity very well. But there are 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets in the universe. If you visit each one for a single second, it will take you 585 billion years to see them all, so it may as well be.
No Man’s Sky isn’t an MMO:
- The sheer size of the universe means that everyone is going to be super far apart, and it’s super unlikely that people will even visit the same planets.
There are bots exploring the universe right now:
- We have sent a set of bots out into the void to send back to us gifs of planets. We can quickly review the gifs, lots at a time, to see what kinds of things are out there, and ensure it’s varied and interesting.
You will make true discoveries:
- Be the first to visit a planet, or be the first to scan a species of creature, and you will be recorded as its discoverer when you upload it at a beacon for all the world to see. You can also choose to name them. (There will be filters!)
Planets have days and nights:
- Fly down to the night side of a planet, and you’ll find the land in darkness. Different creatures will be awake while daytime creatures sleep.
Space is not quiet:
- Factions constantly vie for territory across the entire universe. Choose to help one faction and it may reward you. Attack another and it’ll remember. But you can also try to avoid conflict completely.