Posts Tagged ‘Hello Games’

No Man’s Sky Soundtrack Details And Taster Track

We don’t often cover game music news on RPS, because there’s always the terrifying risk that it opens the door to more people sending us press releases about their chiptune albums inspired by Zelda. But I’m flexing the informal rule today, partly because No Man’s Sky remains so much of an unknown quantity even just two and half months from release, and partly because I really like what I’m hearing of 65daysofstatic‘s OST so far.

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No Man’s Sky Blasting Off On June 21st, Priced At £40

SPACE!

When our Pip recently explored a corner of the procedurally-generated universe of No Man’s Sky [official site], almost dying of cold then getting in trouble with the space-National Trust, developers Hello Games had a fifty-metre thing in the middle of the room. Covered with a shimmering velvet curtain and guarded by a 32-piece marching band, the cloaked object hummed, buzzed, roared, and occasionally released bees. It was, of course, a monolith inscribed with the game’s release date. It remained covered, though some bees did escape. All of that definitely happened.

Today, the news is out: No Man’s Sky will launch on June 21st, and will cost £39.99.

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No Man’s Sky – A Hands On Preview

On a chilly day in February Pip headed out to a little office in Guildford in order to explore a tiny fraction of No Man’s Sky [official site], the sandbox exploration survival universe created by Hello Games. Here’s what she found:

“You’re dying from the cold and you’re being chased by two tigers but… ‘This is a nice plant’?!”

Hello Games’ managing director Sean Murray is watching me as I play a build of No Man’s Sky. I have stopped to admire a leaf. In my defence, it’s a pretty leaf. In Murray’s, there are indeed two tigers and I’m dying from the cold.

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No Man’s Sky Leak Hints $60 Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow

Graham: Adam! Adam! Yesterday a listing on the US PlayStation blog appeared suggesting that No Man’s Sky [official site] pre-orders are due to start tomorrow, the 3rd of March, and that on PlayStation at least the game would cost $60. That seems like the price of a videogame to me, but other people are upset. How much would you pay for a functionally infinite galaxy of planets to explore? $55 tops?

Adam: Hundreds of pounds. Thousands. A procedurally generated bank vault’s worth of infinite money.

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No Man’s Sky Set For June 2016, Contains Rutger Hauer

Yesterday, in front of a packed crowd of Sony PlayPeople, an exciting new space video announced that No Man’s Sky [official site] would be launching in June 2016. A quick calendar consultation will confirm that June 2016 is not as near as you might have hoped but, despite the PS4 focus of the event, there’s no reason to believe that the confirmation of a same-day (or thereabouts) PC release has changed in the last few months. At least 216 days ’til launch, then. For now, you can watch the Rutger-narrated video, below.

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No Man’s Sky Shows Its 18 Quintillion Planets To Colbert

In which Hello Games’ Sean Murray – looking every inch the sleb developer, from the rumpled just-so plaid shirt to the bushy black beard – holds his own against Daily Show alumnus Stephen Colbert, as he demonstrates No Man’s Sky [official site] on The Late Show. Indie games, who even are you now?

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No Man’s Sky Fears: Resource Gathering Is Work, Not Play

I’ve tried to learn the lesson over my career, both professionally and as a gaming enthusiast, to not look forward to games before I or a writer I trust has had fingers on it. And especially not before the purpose of the game is entirely clear. For these reasons, I absolutely should not be looking forward to No Man’s Sky.

I am so looking forward to No Man’s Sky. I also have worries.

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