No Man’s Sky Trailer Today Is All About Trading, Gathering & Upgrading

July 22, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Just a couple of days after giving us the Fight trailer, Sony and Hello Games have brought out the Trade No Man’s Sky trailer, giving us a look at how you’ll gather resources, buy and sell exotic items, and upgrade and enhance your experience.

Here’s what you need to know about Trading, the third Pillar of No Man’s Sky:

Resources are a vital part of exploration, trading and survival. No Man’s Sky has its own periodic table of elements – some familiar to our world, some new and unknown – and each one is used in different ways. Some can be used to craft new items and weapons once the player has learnt the technology.

While planets might be unexplored, they aren’t necessarily uninhabited. Alien races have their own distinct languages, which can be learned a word at a time at ancient structures or through conversing with the aliens themselves. Unlock their vocabulary and your chance of a successful interaction increases, raising your standing with them.

Common resources on one planet could be scarce in another – mining on one planet to sell on another can be a lucrative trade. Players can also craft Products from resources, which can be sold for higher prices – discover a certain race’s preferred Product and you can make a living from supplying them.

The final No Man’s Sky Pillar trailer, Survive, should arrive very soon, as the game will be available on August 9 in North America and August 10 in Europe for PlayStation 4 and PC.

[Source: PlayStation (YouTube)]