A new trailer for No Man's Sky aired during Sony's Paris Games Week press conference, answering one of the biggest questions concerning the game: When will it finally launch?
So as not to keep anyone waiting even one second longer, the answer is June 2016. According to the latest “I've seen things” trailer for No Man’s Sky, that's when folks gaming on the PlayStation will at long last be able to venture into its unfathomable number of stars.
If there’s one thing I really dig about No Man’s Sky, it’s the game’s simplicity. You’re an explorer with a ship and an untold number of locations to visit. You can mine materials, shoot at enemy ships or name animals along the way but, for he most part, your goal is simple: Get from point A to point B. Perhaps the “I’ve seen thing” trailer’s description sums it up better than I can.
A mystery lies at the centre of the universe, an irresistible pulse that draws you on an epic voyage to discover the true nature of the cosmos.
This new trailer does a good job of putting that “voyage” in No Man’s Sky on full display. There’s lots of gorgeous things to look at in your travels, and interesting things to do along the way to the center of existence.
The creation of that kind of world, with that many unknowns, has earned No Man’s Sky quite a bit of attention since it was announced a couple of years ago. It began as an indie project and, after gaining the attention of Sony, has had some extra support funneled into finishing up the game. Fans have gone gaga for No Man’s Sky at every press conference it has been shown at, and it’s even earned a spot on a couple of mainstream talk shows. Not bad for a game that began with, like, a single guy working on it.
Over the past few showings, though, it felt like No Man’s Sky had to be nearing completion. Some even hypothesized that, due to how finished the game looked, the developer might surprise everyone with a flash launch just in time for the holidays.
While that didn’t turn out to be the case, it looks like we don’t have much longer to wait before we’re finally able to play the game. Look for No Man’s Sky to drop this coming June. My personal prediction is that there will be an “and you can play it starting right now” moment during the 2016 PlayStation E3 press conference. But that’s just a guess based on wishful thinking.