No Man's Sky is an absolutely bonkers game in terms of scope, and that's before you realise it comes from a tiny development studio based in Guildford. Hello Games has always been a small team, but moving from Joe Danger to a simulated, procedurally generated galaxy filled with 18 quintillion fully explorable planets was an outrageous leap to make. By the sound of it, the studio is gradually working towards another massively ambitious game.
Speaking to IGN, Hello Games co-founder and managing director Sean Murray briefly touches on the developer's next title, which is apparently not a direct follow-up to the space exploration epic. However, it sounds like it'll be just as impressive coming from the small studio. "For a while now we've been working on something pretty ambitious in the background. It's a small team but we like it that way," Murray says. "Similar to No Man's Sky, it's the kind of project that even if we had a thousand people working on it, it'd still seem impossible." That's quite a statement.
While Hello Games has a few folks beavering away at this new game, No Man's Sky is far from finished. Just today, the team announced and released the Outlaws update, another enormous (and free) expansion that brings game-changing new features. You can read more about that through the link.
Are you excited to see what comes next from Hello Games? Blast off in the comments section below.
Hell yes! This is exciting news to me
There's a lot that could be done with procedural generation and Hello Games must be one of the most experienced studios in the world when it comes to designing games that way
This is either the most or least self-aware thing Sean Murray has ever said.
I'm one of the few people that actually really like No Man's Sky at launch but never came back for the updates lol.
@Enuo lol. I was thinking the same. Please don’t be Molyneux Sean. Under promise, over deliver, not the other way around
This is great news as No Mans Sky has just gotten better and better. You also can't shrug at all the free updates. Looking forward to what they bring out next. (just not too early)
Isn't this what he said about NMS years ago?
Hopefully history won't repeat itself as its finally a very decent game if you put the time into it.
Guess this guy is the new Molineaux
Can't wait to find out more. No man sky started bare bones and buggy but if you were to play ps5 version now the amount of content and free support is unbelievable gained alot of respect back by support they've given this game there's dozens of games that have had bad launches and just left the game to die but this now feels it's the game they've wanted it be
@themightyant wasn't even underdelivering; he straight up said there was multiplayer in the game when there wasn't. It was just lies at that point lol.
The work this team have done with this game is absolutely astonishing. Whilst a lot of people were, rightly, disappointed with the launch product, they've made a wonderful game since then.
@Splat I got it at launch and left it than came back to it to platinum. Very unique experience. Nothing like flying off a planet into a new one
@Splat I know what you mean. I kept my expectations in check and it ended up being a top 5 ps4 era game for me. As good as the updates were/are, I do kinda miss it.
So he's doing it again, overhyping to the moon!? did he not learn anything 😑
I just hope they take the time to understand what they're building and why game mechanics should or shouldn't be included. NMS has kinda become a kitchen sink, and a lot of the mechanical additions feel like they're there just to be there and not because they serve a purpose in the design.
You really think he woulda learned by now and hired a publicist or something to sort out what he says beforehand. NMS has ended up amazing especially for the size of the team but damn Sean maybe try & keep the hype levels in check. Cos if you hype it up some people are gona expect the type of game NMS has ended up & not what it started as.
@BowTiesAreCool Out of curiosity if I may ask, what are the remaining games in your top 10?
I'm excited for it and you can tell it won't fall for the same mistakes as NMS did at launch.
@Dr-M sure! In no particular order
Star Wars Battlefront
No Man's Sky
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Batman Arkham Knight
The Last of Us Part 2
@Splat Likewise. Spent boatloads of time at launch but the game hasnt grabbed me since which is a real shame as I can see how much better it is than it was.
Yeah, great to hear.
I hope they advertise it as a live-service game though, promise to deliver a great/non-buggy game at launch and keep improving upon it. I wish they follow the same business idea of no man's sky but I doubt.
The free support that no man sky get is bonkers, it's one of the best value games of all time I think. Can't wait for their next game 😃
I also loved the vanilla game at launch. It was much more simplistic and a lot less of a grind to progress.
@themightyant Molyneux at least actually did give us some very good games before he went nuts...
@captainaverage Agreed! I was a big fan and he is still an industry legend. He just always over promised then under delivered. Taken on their own merits most of his games were great. Set himself up for a fall and tainted his legacy.
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