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Remember yesterday when two players met on the exact same spot in No Man's Sky, only for them to be invisible to each other? It raised questions about whether the game has any multiplayer features at all; Hello Games had previously insinuated that it does, but that it's incredibly rare that two players would ever cross paths.

Writing on Twitter, founder Sean Murray explained things a little more – but still managed to avoid the all-important question. "This has blown my mind," he said. "We added a 'scan for other players' in the Galactic Map to try to encourage this happening. We wanted it to happen – but the first day? We want people to be aware they are in a shared universe."

Murray continued that the developer added online features, but the game's servers are getting hammered, which may explain why nothing happened when the two players met up yesterday. "It is a testament to how amazing our network coders are that Discoveries are still working at all," he concluded. We're still none the wiser, then.

In fact, some people have been analysing the packet data output by the game in order to try and understand what's up. According to their research, the title doesn't send out any positional data – just your discoveries. Obviously this is still all unconfirmed, but right now we reckon that it's looking unlikely that you'll ever see another player on your journey.

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