No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway

No Man's Sky is coming to North America on June 21st and elsewhere on June 24th, and preorders for the Windows edition of the procedural space game are now underway on GOG.com and on Steam. Word is: "The pre-order incentive for No Man's Sky includes the Horizon Omega ship — faster engines, better guns, all to kickstart your trip and help you survive longer on the interstellar journey." And for the truly fanatical, iam8bit offers a $149.99 No Man's Sky "Explorer's Edition" (thanks Eurogamer) which includes a die-cast spaceship and other goodies along with a game code. Here's word on the game from GOG.com:
Intergalactic travel changes the notion of time. Unimaginable speeds connect impossibly distant worlds, dilating lifetimes, blending generations. A round-trip may find your world aged and unrecognizable, separated from your loved ones, irrevocably alien. In an intergalactic society, only the few set off towards the stars — explorers, those unafraid and with nothing to lose. They set off never to come back as far as our lifetimes are concerned. And thus, we still look up at an infinite sky, now within our reach, yet still untouched — a no man's land, a No Man's Sky.

No Man's Sky promises discovery of an infinite, uncharted universe. Its billions of stars, planets, unknown living creatures, breathtaking sights and lonely wastelands — all seamlessly connected — populated with explorers drawn to the distant mysteries of the horizon, eager to leave a permanent mark in their wake.

The frontier is merciless and dangerous. Exposed to a universe of extremities in your fragile suit and ship, you'll need resources and upgrades to get far — as well as the means stand your ground in fight.

Whether you journey to the center of it all or seek out the farthest reaches of existence, the trip will not be simple or dull. You'll catalogue things unseen, discover alien artifacts and reveal mysteries of the universe. If you survive.

The pre-order incentive for No Man's Sky includes the Horizon Omega ship — faster engines, better guns, all to kickstart your trip and help you survive longer on the interstellar journey.
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Mar 3, 2016, 20:57
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Mar 3, 2016, 20:57
 
As I have said since this was revealed to the public, this game is going to be shallow, boring, grueling and ultimately pointless. Ultra huge galaxies with "content generation" that are interesting and fully fleshed out won't become a thing until we have 10Thz quantum processors, 512YB (Yes, yottabytes) of multiplanar RAM, Video cards that can render the world as we see it at 2000FPS with no tearing at all, and storage devices the size of rice grains that hold zetabytes of information. Hell, the world is just that complex to simulate in full, real time detail let alone galaxies teeming with billions of stars and trillions of worlds. Each unique unto itself.

This game is a joke. "Look, you discovered a plant! You can name it! Look, you discovered another plant that looks almost exactly like the last plant you just discovered except it's a different color. Isn't this exciting? Isn't this revolutionary?"

Pathetic.
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