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No Man’s Sky Release Date (PS4, PC): 18-Minutes Footage Explains Economy, Gameplay, Flying, and Exploring

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Game developer Hello Games is still mum on the release date of the much anticipated massive space-age exploration video game No Man's Sky but there is no lacking in materials to continue the hype about the game and continue to whet the appetite of the gaming community.
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Game developer Hello Games is still mum on the release date of the much anticipated massive space-age exploration video game No Man's Sky but there is no lacking in materials to continue the hype about the game and continue to whet the appetite of the gaming community.

On Wednesday, IGN released an 18-minute video of No Man's Sky highlighting several game play footages, enough to keep the gaming world abuzz about its impending release. The footage features the game's interface looks, the various interactions when pressing buttons as well as the menu.

In the video, Hello Games founder Sean Murray could be seen providing a more in-depth detail of how the economy works in No Man's Sky. Murray explained that players can gain wealth and resources from the planets they visit and trade these resources at planet-based trading posts or at orbiting space stations.

Players can create more valuable products for trading by crafting elements they found on the surface of each of the planets.

Another trick is to harvest a particular element and sell this in another universe where such element is rare making it more in demand and have higher value.

There won't be a problem looking for other planets or universe as No Man's Sky is No Man's is expected to become the biggest title in the gaming community this year in terms of scale as it involves a massive 18 quintillion worlds, beyond what the human mind can imagine.

That is a very wide universe to cover so Hello Games developed No Man's Sky to allow players to share information about the planets they have visited, as well as which elements can be found in them.

The Verge commented that most of the footages shown in the latest video were similar to the ones unveiled during the latest E3 Convention in June where Murray provided a demonstration of several parts of No Man's Sky, including details on mining, shooting, flying to getting killed by robotic space police.

The web site highlighted key parts of the footage:

    4:10: Murray is attacked by sentinels and other space police, you can see the various stages of the character's "wanted" level in the top right corner.

    10:20: Gameplay footage of the ship flying out of orbit.

    14:30: A look at the full galactic map, although the video cuts out before Murray travels to a new destination.

Since the game is so massive, No Man's Sky allows players to upgrade in-game items in the most unique way. Murray assures players there are more than "hundreds of thousands" of possible variations of in-game upgrades, including weapons, and ships that is it almost impossible for two items to look exactly the same.

As to the official release, Murray is keeping the gaming community in the dark regarding that detail, although reports indicated No Man's Sky will be released in 2016. One good news though is the announcement of Hello Games that No Man's Sky will be released on PC and PlayStation 4 (PS4) platforms simultaneously.

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