No Man’s Sky Details Released, Reveals Combat, Exploration, and Trading Info

December 4, 2014 Written by Mark Labbe

No Man's Sky

Details from Game Informer’s upcoming cover story on No Man’s Sky have seeped onto the internet and have been compiled by Gematsu, allowing fans to learn a great deal about the upcoming sci-fi title.

The main goal of the game is to get to the center of the galaxy, however, this could take anywhere from 40 to 100 hours, depending on how many side projects the player wants to pursue first. Apparently, players will start on a random planet, with some planets being dangerous and others being calm and peaceful. Players can then go to their spaceship, and from that, they are free to travel to a plethora of other planets in search of resources or points of interest.

Finding resources can be financially beneficial, as can raiding other ships and doing some smart trading with various trading posts. Gaining currency in No Man’s Sky is essential, as the ships run on fuel and will require new parts, like a new hyperdrive, to get to far away planets and solar systems.

In terms of attacking other ships to get currency, it looks like combat in the upcoming game will be fairly strategic. Players will have to choose which ships to attack first, such as choosing between smaller, lighter vessels or heavier, shielded ones. If players try to attack ships to gain money, however, then it could alert the police and a bounty could be placed on the player’s head.

During combat, players may escape their ship via an escape pod if they think the battle will not end well. Money and personal upgrades will be kept, but the player will have to purchase another ship.

All in all, it looks like No Man’s Sky will be a pretty extensive game when it releases in 2015 on the PlayStation 4 and the PC. What do you think about all this new info? Are you excited for the title’s release?

[Source: NeoGAF, Reddit via Gematsu]