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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by mic » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:48 pm

I've always wanted a space space sim where one could manually land on a planet and take off again. Is it the case that this sort of thing has only now become possible on current tech?

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Xeno » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:08 pm

Nah, it's just been seen as a very niche thing. I am with you when it comes to landing on a planet.

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Saint of Killers » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:29 pm

Can you really argue that nobody's made a proper science fiction game yet? "Not one that matches my view of what science fiction is," says Murray. "My view is what I grew up with, which is book covers - that's what I picture as science fiction. Often quite colourful, quite vibrant, quite exciting to look at. A mixture of all the authors you can think of, Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, but also Chris Foss, the actual artist behind them. That's how I picture those worlds.

"There are films like Star Wars that capture a little piece of that," he admits. "In games we tend to focus on the darker side of it. Dark skies and grey spaceships and space marines. But that for me is more science fantasy, I guess. The kind of worlds we deal in in video games are not the kind of worlds you'd want to explore. The kind of science fiction we grew up with doesn't exist here, and we want to create those landscapes. We want to create that feeling and that emotion, and that sense of wonder. What we wanted to get across was a kind of frontiersmanship. A sense of mystery. A future that has a history."

...

He folds his arms. "So is four people enough?" he asks. "Maybe not, but I know a few things that I've been thinking about recently, I know that when I was working at EA, if I'd pitched this game, we'd have said it was too ambitious, we'd have said it requires more than 100 people. In fact, you couldn't schedule it out.

"I think it's actually only a small team that would make a game like this. I couldn't picture the kind of mindset that would be involved to undertake it at EA or whatever. It wouldn't be a very easy sell. I don't think it would get off the ground. It's only a small group that would be stupid enough to try to do it."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-12-09-a-future-that-has-a-history-introducing-no-mans-sky


The whole thing is worth a read. It's partly similar to the RPS write-up but also has contributions from other members of The Four.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Squinty » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:29 pm

Holy gooseberry fool, that gif on the first page is amazing. And I've always wanted to break the atmosphere of a planet in a game. Looks astonishing.

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Saint of Killers » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:18 pm

There are some proper planks out there. It's too ambitious for four people! And, I swear, in the same breath... No multiplayer?!

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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by mic » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:54 pm

Even more than landing, I've always wanted to crash. How amazing if I could then, after arduous repairs, take off again...

Am I too hyped about this? I really can't wait! Wonder if I'll need to upgrade my rig? :wub:

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Infibeyen » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:02 pm

I loved space sim games when I was growing up, and I always wanted a game where I could visit the planets that simply made up part of the background image. Optimistic. :)

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Preezy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:04 pm

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I'll be keeping my eye on this, used to love space-sims :wub:

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Mogster » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:08 pm

mic wrote:I've always wanted a space space sim where one could manually land on a planet and take off again. Is it the case that this sort of thing has only now become possible on current tech?

Nope. :P



Hopefully this will be a bit less buggy though!

After reading the interviews I'm even more hyped for NMH. It's like the devs have reached into my mind and decided to make my perfect game.

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Saint of Killers » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:00 pm

Preezy wrote:Image

Tet?

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I'll be keeping my eye on this, used to love space-sims :wub:


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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Preezy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:33 am

Better?

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Ad7 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:38 am

Still not showing, ban request.

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by Preezy » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:42 am

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Ad7 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:45 am

Give it to meeeeeeee

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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Saint of Killers » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:13 am

Preezy wrote:Better?


Yup. Thankee.

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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Saint of Killers » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:45 pm

Photek wrote:I hope they bring this to X1/PS4. :wub:


You can blame MS if it doesn't turn up on Xbone.

Murray didn't want to give too much away but was clearly very excited to finally announce No Man's Sky and talk about it. "The game, right now, runs on off-the-shelf high-end PC and it runs on a next-gen console." Murray wouldn't disclose anything else about platforms but did say development of No Man's Sky is "further along than what the trailer would lead you to believe."

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/12/09/no-ma ... nsistent-u


Hello Games haven't signed up to ID@XBOX which apparently you need to do if you want to self publish. MS offers some great benefits if devs do sign-up, but there's also a massive drawback...

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/12/04/xbox- ... ne-to-ps4/

http://www.destructoid.com/id-xbox-poli ... 7181.phtml

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: What you do and how it plays: p3
by Saint of Killers » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:52 pm

Part 2 of the RPS interview...

No Man’s Sky And Procedural Generation

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: Interview about Procedural Generation (p4)
by Xeno » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:00 pm

I love this quote
Sean: If there is a thing that we’re doing, that I think we’re doing well, it is that we have built this from a – this is going to sound really wanky and Peter Molyneux-esque – but from a real atomic standpoint.

Falsey wrote:
Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

Wuijibobo wrote:You're a funny man Xeno. I like you... That's why I'm going to kill you last.
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: Interview about Procedural Generation (p4)
by Saint of Killers » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:12 pm

:lol: "Poor" Peter Molyneux.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: No Man's Sky: Interview about Procedural Generation (p4)
by Cal » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:47 pm

Definitely a game worth keeping an eye on. Thanks for the heads-up.


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