At the inaugural 2014 Game Awards, Hello Games showcased a brand new trailer for their breakthrough indie No Man’s Sky.
The footage takes players through the very heart of science fiction, exploring bizarre and alien worlds filled with shapes and colors the likes of which we’ve never seen.
The indie itself is a labor of love that hearkens back to the magical days of sci-fi, where mystery, fantasy and technology converge to form one of the most eye-opening conduits of splendor and awe.
The trailer incorporates that same magic that exploded during No Man’s Sky’s original reveal at VGX 2013, featuring an in-depth look at the game’s seamless universe and randomized planetary structure.
At it’s core, No Man’s Sky is a procedurally-generated space-sim; but it’s not your basic deep-space adventure. Hello Games has affirmed that there are billions upon billions of combinations, making every planet, star system, galaxy, and universe completely unique.
Players can go where they want at any time, explore faraway galaxies or drift in space and catalog strange and vast stars and bask in the eerie glow of interstellar nebulae. Starship battles will take place to keep things active, but the game puts emphasis on freedom and everything that makes science fiction an incredible genre.
The game will feature online multiplayer and co-operative action, but Hello Games has said that the game is so big that gamers could play for months and never meet.
During the awards ceremony Hello Games’ head Sean Murray also revealed that Debutante will be writing the soundtrack for No Man’s Sky. You might remember Debutante for their iconic song 65 Days of Static that accompanied the game’s reveal trailer.
No Man’s Sky is one of the most anticipated games of our era, and remains one of the most breathtaking indies we’ve see in recent memory.
The game is slated to release on PlayStation 4 and PC, and there will be more news released during tomorrow’s PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas.