No Man's Sky, the massive and biggest title to grace the gaming community still has no official release date. However, loyal fans who are waiting for the game with a massive 18 quintillion worlds, can now start to pre-order the game.
Amazon UK announced a posting of No Man's Sky listing for the PC and PlayStation 4 (PS4) platforms for approximate $73. The price of the game is rather higher than what gamers are expecting for this indie game developed by Hello Games.
Although many would say that the $73 price tag for an indie game is a tad too high, the sheer size and scale of No Man's Sky makes up for its steep price. Consider these facts, there are 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets in the universe. If you visit each one for a single second, it will take you 585 billion years to see them all, so it may as well be.
No Man's Sky co-creator Sean Murray said that the possibilities are endless for the truly open world.
"We are attempting to do things that have never been done before. No game has made it possible to fly down to a planet, and for it to be planet-sized, and feature life, ecology, lakes, caves, waterfalls, and canyons, then seamlessly fly up through the stratosphere and take to space again.
Since its introduction during the E3 2014, No Man's Sky has captured the imagination of gamers across the world. The gaming community anticipated No Man's Sky's presentation at the recent E3 2015, where an 18-minute video of the game was viewed by the audience. It began with a cockpit point-of-view shot of a spaceship, and we see that this ship is viewing a space battle. The presenter states that the player can take sides in the battle, or just ignore it.
Early this month, Alex Wiltshire of Hello Games released 41 interesting facts about No Man's Sky for gamers who have been eagerly awaiting its release on PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.
Wiltshire wrote on Platstation Blog, "We've been thinking, though, that No Man's Sky is pretty good at hiding its secrets, and that there are some facts about the game that might not be so obvious - facts that help it all make sense, and come alive."
Here are some of the details we cherry-picked for you:
The universe isn't random - Everything exists for a reason, and is governed by maths. Maths means every detail is always consistent and makes sense, the result of hundreds of rules we've made to make a sci-fi universe we want to explore. And anyway, computers just aren't very good at random, either.
The universe isn't stored on your hard disk or on server somewhere - The world around you is generated by your PS4 at the point you visit it. Leave and it's all thrown away, but if you return it is generated again exactly as it was. This also means the game will be completely playable offline.
There are bots exploring the universe right now - Hello Games have sent a set of bots out into the void to send back to us gifs of planets. The game developers can quickly review the gifs, lots at a time, to see what kinds of things are out there, and ensure it's varied and interesting.
Amazon did not mention a specific delivery date or release date for No Man's Sky. For now, fans should just keep an eye out for a surprise announcement. But Hello Games assured that the game will be released simultaneously in PC and PlayStation 4 platforms.
For now, fans are advised to take this listing with a pinch of salt and wait for Hello Games' official announcement regarding the final and actual price of "No Man's Sky," which is expected to be released on the Sony's PlayStation 4 console and on the Windows PC platform.
No Man's Sky should become available during second half of the year for Playstation 4 and PC.