Sony and Hello Game release the first of a four part series of trailers for No Man’s Sky, which aims to break down the four major elements of the game – starting with exploration.

For many, No Man’s Sky is one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, offering players the chance to discover galaxies full of places to explore. Much has already been promised to players who will get the chance to not only discover strange new planets, but to also participate in space-based battles, discover wildlife and vegetation, and trade with other factions. Still, there are some folks who still don’t quite understand how the end product will play and if it will feature traditional gameplay or story moments. With the game nearing release, Sony and developer Hello Games are working to solve any confusion through a new video series.

To help fans gain more understanding of what No Man’s Sky is trying to do, Sony and Hello Games are launching a four part series which looks to break down the four major tenets in the game: Explore, Fight, Trade, and Survive. The first part focuses on exploration showing the first-person view of a player traveling to a variety of planets. The trailer does a good job showing off how diverse the planets can be, ranging from desert-like worlds, to ice planets and even planets teeming with vegetation and animal life. With 18 quintillion planets to discover, there’s going to be a lot for players to see.

Players also get a look at the scanning feature, which lets the player analyze, tag, and claim credit for the discovery of new plants and animals. The trailer also goes on to promise limitless variety and endless discovery, while prompting players to travel towards the center of the universe. With three more videos upcoming in the series, hopefully fans will get a better idea of what kind of game No Man’s Sky promises to be.

It has been a long road for the ambitious space exploration game after it was announced over three years ago. The title has had to overcome a few hardships along the way including the Hello Games office getting hit with a flood which saw the loss of computer hardware, monitors and part of an office wall. More recently, a slight delay pushed the title into its current August release date prompted a wave of negativity and death threats aimed at founder Sean Murray, who shared his experience through Twitter.

Thankfully, the game has gone gold in the past week, meaning that it will more than likely hit its targeted launch date in August. In fact, Hello Games has also revealed that it has begun work on the first major update for the game. Based on the timing, it’s not clear if the update will launch on day one with the game, or release soon after the title is made available.

Are you looking forward to exploring planets or are you waiting on more information for what the game actually is before you decide? Let us know how you’re going to play it in the comments below.

No Man’s Sky launches on August 9, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

Source: PlayStation YouTube