The massive open universe in No Man’s Sky might not be so accommodating for player interaction, but developer Hello Games has got something in mind when it comes to offering a more traditional multiplayer experience in its upcoming sci-fi project.
Speaking to GameSpot, Hello Games founder Sean Murray mentioned that “You can cross paths with other players. That’s just not a core component of the game.” In No Man’s Sky, your journey begins at the edge of the universe in a location far, far away from anyone else. Your central purpose it to make it to the center, but how you get there, how you upgrade your ship, how you upgrade your suit, and what sort of distractions you indulge in is a completely free form experience. So far, developers at Hello Games aren’t really sharing how you play the game. But we’re still learning about what sort of things are possible.
“You’re not going out and seeking [other players] out or whatever, but it’s lovely to play and just see a little touch of, you know, playing with other people,” Murray continued. “You and your friends — you know, we’re doing the worst possible thing, probably — we’re gonna fling you out really far apart.”
So, teaming up with your buddy may pose a difficult task, but Murray says there will be at least one way to do so. He and his team just aren’t talking about it yet.
“There is this thing, which I’m not going to talk about now, that is a plan for multiplayer and for people to have a more traditional multiplayer experience within the game, and that’s something that we’ll deal with down the line that is exciting but that is not what’s core to the game right now,” he explained.
For more details on No Man’s Sky gameplay, be sure to check out GameSpot’s video right here.
No Man’s Sky is confirmed to launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4 next year with additional platforms yet to be determined.