No Man’s Sky Trailer Promotes The Discovery Of 18 Quintillion Planets
(Last Updated On: July 16, 2016)

Prepping for the release on August 9th next month, Hello Games released a new trailer for No Man’s Sky, one of the most highly anticipated games of the entire generation. The trailer convinces gamers that there will be 18 quintillion planets to discover on their journey to the center of the universe.

The trailer was posted up over on the PlayStation Blog, with Jason Sepielli from Sony Interactive Entertainment offering a short hype post shilling the game like the PlayStation 4’s life depended on it, even though it doesn’t. You can check out the trailer below, which showcases a lot of what you may have already seen from the game, but there are a few new creatures, planets and vehicles on display as well.

So we see a few new ships and cockpits that they advertise, giving the impression that there will be plenty of different vehicles to craft, commandeer and purchase in order to explore the 18 quintillion planets featured in the game. I imagine anyone who is a completionist and wants to visit every single planet in the game will have a hard time accomplishing that task in No Man’s Sky.

One of the things I do worry about with this game is any sort of pressure or insistence to keep playing. There aren’t many dangers seemingly present and it seems like if players don’t go out of their way to make enemies then you won’t really have much in the way of opposition unless you encounter other players.

No Man's Sky

We see some new planet plant life discoveries, as well as some giant underwater creatures that we haven’t seen before, such as a tentacle looking whale. Don’t worry, it’s not a Cthulhu looking beast… more like a friendly, black whale with one too many fins.

You can check out the game come August 9th for the PS4 and PC.


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  • LurkerJK

    Im getting popcorn for this release, the game has no chance to meet expectation, worse, they went past the hype beer googles expiration date, you can already hear the bile burbling

    The disappointment is going to make Obi Wan feel a disturbance

  • Gorgon

    I am still yet to hear any compelling gameplay details beyond vague “exploration” promises. Staring at procedurally generated planets/creatures sounds good for about an hour.

    • Feels like a game you might pick up every once in a while just to check out a rare planet… build and craft some stuff, kill some stuff and then fly around for a little bit before diving back into a more substantial game.

    • giygas

      It looks as shallow as Minecraft survival mode.

    • Connor Hotzwik

      Well if this trailer is any indication you’ll get three more trailers detailing the other three chunks of the game.
      EXPLORE.
      Fight.
      Trade.
      Survive.

      Though I’m also not totally convinced yet.

  • Brian Murphy

    I recommend putting the thought of seeing another player out of your mind, for quite some time, at least. They’ve been asked about MP/Co-op in the past, and Sean’s been pretty blunt about it. But I also heard him say that he wants it to be a very surprising/unique experience to run into someone else, so it doesn’t sound like he plans on people seeing each other anytime soon.