Hello Games came to the Game Awards 2014 in Las Vegas with a new trailer for No Man's Sky, an upcoming game that's loaded with travel features and unique gameplay experience. The game is touted as a procedurally generated space game.
Inspired by a trailer that debuted the previous year, the new video takes the viewer on a ride that spans across procedurally generated worlds. No two worlds are portrayed alike; each has its own elements, such as unique flora and fauna. Diversity is also suggested as the trailer shows a planet that's occupied by huge robots.
Everything that one can expect from No Man's Sky is built on the premise that each gameplay experience is always fresh and new, with the game being literally procedural. For someone who is a true-blue planetary explorer, one can go on an adventure from planet to planet, interacting with new things discovered along the way.
The two-minute trailer also aims to familiarize gamers with various routes that they can take when they go planet-hopping.
"Portal is just one story that you can find yourself writing as you play No Man's Sky," said Arslan Tufail of SegmentNext. "It also reveals five ways you'll travel the galaxy: walking across the surface of planets, flying in their atmosphere, jetting into space, warping between systems and finding mysterious portals, which take you... somewhere...."
Initially, players are given the chance to explore an uncharted universe. They can share and update information about the planet's characteristics and lifeforms with other players.
When the game trailer ended, the band 65daysofstatic played a new track from their album aptly called No Man's Sky.
"No Man's Sky has been in our heads for a very long time," said Hello Games. "The night sky was filled with more stars than you've ever seen, and we've all thought that this is exactly where video games would go, video games that contained the whole universe, and you'd be able to visit it all. No Man's Sky takes that jump -- it's the game we've always wanted to make."
The game is anticipated to be released in 2015. It will be a timed exclusive for players of the PlayStation 4 as mentioned at Sony's press event at E3 2014. The game will later on be brought to the PC.