Hello Games founder Sean Murray takes to Twitter to set expectations for No Man’s Sky ahead of Tuesday’s PS4 launch, letting gamers know the title is not a multiplayer experience.
On Tuesday, PlayStation 4 players will finally be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated and long-awaited No Man’s Sky with a PC release following on August 12. While there’s a lot of excitement for the title’s launch, the last couple of weeks have caused some headaches for No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games.
For starters, multiple gameplay videos were leaked online after more than one person got an early copy of the game. This caused some fans to get a bad first impression of the title, even though Hello Games is preparing a massive Day 1 patch as soon as No Man’s Sky launches and will be resetting all servers so that everyone has a clean start out of the gate. Now, Hello Games founder Sean Murray has taken to Twitter in what appears to be an attempt to further manage expectations after the shaky lead up to launch.
“To be super clear – No Man’s Sky is not a multiplayer game. Please don’t go in looking for that experience,” Murray wrote in a series of tweets. “The chances of two players ever crossing paths in a universe this large is pretty much zero.”
To be super clear - No Man's Sky is not a multiplayer game. Please don't go in looking for that experience.— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 8, 2016
The chances of two players ever crossing paths in a universe this large is pretty much zero.— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 8, 2016
We do have some online features and easter eggs so people can know they are playing in the same universe. It's about cool "moments"— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 8, 2016
Anyone who has been following No Man’s Sky closely was likely already aware of this, but with all the hype the title has generated, it’s probably a good idea for Murray to speak out so that more casual observers don’t feel mislead if they pick up the game. After all, space games with vast universes do tend to lean towards the multiplayer side of things and No Man’s Sky even shares some of its design with Bungie’s Destiny, which is definitely a game meant to be played with other people.
Murray went into even further detail on the official No Man’s Sky blog, saying that the game could be “super divisive” and may not be what players have imagined from watching the last three years’ worth of trailers. Murray was quick to add, however, that Hello Games will continue to push out new content for the game, including the ability to own freighters and build bases.
As for what No Man’s Sky will include when it launches in just a few hours, the basic gameplay has players exploring a vast universe, jumping from planet to planet. Each planet is procedurally generated and can include a wide array of interesting wildlife and terrain. Players can gather crafting materials and earn upgrades for their ship, with the goal of eventually making it to the center of the universe. Game Rant has put together a solid overview of No Man’s Sky if there’s anyone out there still looking to get up to speed for Tuesday’s launch.
No Man’s Sky will be available on August 9th for PlayStation 4 and August 12th for PC.