Hello Games discusses the inspiration, concept, and challenges of No Man's Sky
Hello Games is an indie studio by every meaning of the word – yet when looking at the Guildford, UK-based developer’s latest project, No Man’s Sky, it’s hard to believe the expansive, visually stunning sci-fi title is from the same makers of the 2.5D dirt bike platformer, Joe Danger. But it’s true, and so is the studio of 10’s journey, as discussed by the company’s co-founder.
When speaking to the PlayStation Blog, Hello Games’ Sean Murray describes how No Man’s Sky has always been a dream project for the studio. Murray also spoke to some questions surrounding the game regarding story, lore and exploration – noting No Man’s Sky isn’t just a tech demo or an empty vessel, sporting a expansive history and dynamic worlds.
What’s more, Murray brought up the devastating flooding incident the studio experienced back in December. The flood that claimed equipment, furniture and personal items was undoubtedly a low point for the company, yet Hello Games was able to bounce back, evidenced by their impressive showing at this year’s E3 conference.
No Man’s Sky currently lacks a release date or timeframe, but will release on the PlayStation 4 first. Hello Games’ previous projects include the Joe Danger series, with their latest title being Joe Danger Infinity for mobile devices. No Man’s Sky will be a big difference comparatively, with only a team of 7 behind it, but from what has been shown so far, the ambitious title is certainly in the right hands.
But what do you think, g1s? Are you even more excited for No Man’s Sky? Or will you have to see for yourself? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section down below!