No Man's Sky sounds more amazing with every new piece of information that comes to light.

And thanks to a recent IGN Q&A with Hello Games boss Sean Murray, we've got lots more information.

Murray first confirmed that planets will vary dramatically, as will stars. Some of the latter will be very difficult to discover and they're hardly all the same in terms of gameplay opportunities. Said Murray:

"We have a variety of different types of star, some of which are super rare, and you'll start to realize they'll tend to offer certain opportunities. In the videos already out there, as I zoom through the Galactic Map, you get glimpses of different types, sizes, and colors of stars, and, more interestingly, different formations."

He also clarified that this is a game and not a space simulation so for the time being, while there's a chance of running into a black hole, supernovas might be out of the question. But we will have to deal with various natural disasters, as storms and other strange weather patterns might appear as you travel:

"Rain, dust storms, snow, blizzards, storms, and a bunch of other things [are] possible. There are also more alien weather types, effectively like radioactive and toxic hazards, and atmospheres made from different compositions to ours."

Lastly, Murray said the Factions will be procedurally generated (like the rest of the game), and by siding with certain Factions in certain situations, you might become allies. It's really all up to you as to how to approach this element of the adventure. It sounds plenty immersive, wouldn't you say?

No Man's Sky is set to launch next year for PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Jalex
Jalex
5 years ago

I'm not big on procedurally generated gameplay, but I must admit that my interest level for 'No Man's Sky' goes up every time I read about it.

Shauneepeak
Shauneepeak
5 years ago

Lack of any form of voice chat or grouping system is REALLY killing it for me. If they simply added those two features this could be one of the top games of the decade.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

This game look interesting, but i gonna wait for review for this…

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

that sounds really interesting and intreging and i am still really looking forward to the game.

happy gaming

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
5 years ago

"No Man's Sky is set to launch next year for PlayStation 4 and PC."

When did they change it to next year? Because last official word was 2015, I dont remember them formally changing it yet

Breadlover
Breadlover
5 years ago

Gonna buy it for the tech, first and foremost. Gameplay second xD

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
1 year ago

that sounds really interesting and intreging and i am still really looking forward to the game.

happy gaming

duomaxwell007
duomaxwell007
1 year ago

"No Man&#39s Sky is set to launch next year for PlayStation 4 and PC."

When did they change it to next year? Because last official word was 2015, I dont remember them formally changing it yet

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
1 year ago

This game look interesting, but i gonna wait for review for this…

Jalex
Jalex
1 year ago

I&#39m not big on procedurally generated gameplay, but I must admit that my interest level for &#39No Man&#39s Sky&#39 goes up every time I read about it.

Shauneepeak
Shauneepeak
1 year ago

Lack of any form of voice chat or grouping system is REALLY killing it for me. If they simply added those two features this could be one of the top games of the decade.

Breadlover
Breadlover
1 year ago

Gonna buy it for the tech, first and foremost. Gameplay second xD