No Man’s Sky is this year’s indie darling game. It’s by no means a small game and deserves that attention however, as it has promised an unlimited randomly generated universe. Check out the video below for a look at what’s in store, though if you have no idea, what rock have you been under?
In summary, No Man’s Sky is a first-person infinite-universe sandbox explorer with space and ground combat that is proceduraly generated. Man, that’s a long genre. The major draw to the game being that you are discovering new planets, species of fauna, species of animals, all the while collecting materials to upgrade your ship and other items you’ll need to traverse the universe and try to get to the center of it. Why? No one knows yet, but it’s mysterious enough to have the internet hooked on its idea.
Though, in a recent interview with EDGE Magazine, Sean Murray, the founder of Hello Games, those behind No Man’s Sky, left us with a very interesting quote.
“I don’t know what I’m allowed to say. It’s something we’re thinking about. Morpheus, Oculus… There’s nothing more cool and sci-fi than VR and a big procedural universe.” He continued with, “I think that, for the people who want to just explore, and even for the space combat and things like that, it would be a good fit. Let’s put it that way.”
I do remember watching an interview with Mr. Murray at his Hello Games studio about No Man’s Sky and seeing a few, of what I assume, Morpheus developmental kits lying around. This statement, which is probably the most he can get away with at this moment, is a huge tell of what may possibly be coming.
If there is an announcement soon, about the launch of Morpheus and a few games being Morpheus ready, No Man’s Sky being one of those, I wouldn’t be too surprised, though we are probably still a ways off.
Though I’m sure the possibility of a game such as No Man’s Sky being available with VR support on PC and PS4, it would do a great job to boost the hardware’s sale, much like the upcoming game EVE: Valkyrie.