Posts Tagged ‘No Man’s Sky’

Countdown Delayed: No Man’s Sky Delayed Into August

Offblast!

I don’t know where or how he heard it, but Ian Video Games was right: No Man’s Sky [official site] has been delayed. The space sandbox had been lined up to blast off on June 21st, but developers Hello Games last night confirmed that it won’t make that. So they can polish it up proper nice, they’ve delayed it into August.

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Rumour: No Man’s Sky Delayed

BLAST OFF!

“Psst. Psst!” Oh lord, here is again, Ian Video Games come to disturb your quiet afternoon pint. He shoots you a wink and sidles up. “No Man’s Sky?” he asks, leaning in to tapping his nose conspiratorially. “NOT Man’s Sky more like! Wait… NO Man’s Sky more like! Wait. I mean… NONE Man’s Sky? LATER Man’s Sky! If you catch my drift.”

The latest juicy rumour whirling around is that No Man’s Sky [official site], the gorgeous procedural sandbox universe from Hello Games, has been delayed. It was due in June but now… sorry, Ian’s just jabbed himself in the eye doing all that nose-tapping. I’ll fetch the first aid kit then get back to you in a sec.

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Flash Bang Wallop! Nvidia Ansel’s Screenshot Tools

Nvidia have unveiled their next top-end GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080, which they say can draw lots of really nice pictures really fast. Look, I’m sure Jeremy and his Week in Tech will have more to say about that soon, but what’s interesting to me is the software they announced alongside it. Nvidia Ansel will let people take fancier screenshots, pausing the action to rearrange the camera, apply effects, take ultra-high-res snaps, make 360-degree panoramas compatible with VR goggles, and so on. Support for Ansel is coming to Nvidia GPUs for games including The Witcher 3, The Witness, and No Man’s Sky, and it’ll work on many cards older than the 1080 too.

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Explore The Universe In Norman’s Sky

That Norman’s Sky game you’re always telling me about – you do know it’s out now, don’t you? The one with a procedurally-generated universe to explore in a dinky spaceship, taking off from planets to point at the stars and leaping into hyperspace to see where you end up? Yeah, it’s out mate. For free. I thought you’d be a bit more excited about it. Did you really not know? You silly sausage. Go on, nab Norman’s Sky for free from Itch.

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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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