No Man’s Sky Dev Teases “Huge, Ambitious” New Game
Though not the game-changing experience many had hyped at launch, No Man’s Sky has proven to be a lovely comeback story for developer Hello Games. After sparking initial criticism for its perceived lack of features, the spacefaring adventure title has received quite a few enhancements and upgrades over the last few years, resulting in a game that meets, or perhaps even exceeds, what fans were expecting back in 2016. With updates still being developed well into 2020, Hello Games founder Sean Murray has revealed the studio has also started preparing work on an all-new project.
Divulged in a recent interview with Polygon, Murray explained that just over half of the studio is working on currently released projects. Of Hello’s 26-person development staff, 3 are dedicated to the studio’s smaller-sized release of The Last Campfire, while the remainder is said to be divided between future updates for No Man’s Sky as well as an unannounced new project in the works. Stopping short of substantial details, Murry described “a huge, ambitious game” in a similar vein as No Man’s Sky, also assuring the project would not be a sequel to NMS or any other franchise.
I had worked at EA before I started Hello Games, and we’d just done lots of sequels. Everything that I worked on was the sequel to something. I found that a bit of a depressing thing in some ways. It was part of the reason for moving.”
While Hello Games has so many hands dedicated to a single project, the studio confirmed the game was still only in its “very early” stages in a follow-up report from IGN. In the meantime, the developer suggested No Man’s Sky would continue to receive “plenty” of regular updates for the foreseeable future. A recent update, dubbed “Desolation,” saw the sprawling exploration title thrust into a significantly more isolated environment, with players exploring derelict freighters and confronting hostile creatures – a scenario not unlike Ridley Scott’s Alien movies.
No Man’s Sky is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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