Sean Murray recently gave us a brief and hilarious insight into the development process of No Man's Sky. It seems that Hello Games are completely swamped with work as they attempt to curtail the madness that procedural generation can throw your way! However, the indie studio doesn't appear to be under any external pressure, at least not to us. Sony aren't Activision after all.
Can you imagine if Black Ops 3 was delayed? With Activision breaking out the whips every year for the Call Of Duty franchise, I can't ever see that happening. But Sony allowed Naughty Dog to delay the release date of Uncharted 4 to 2016 - which was to be their biggest exclusive release date of this year. But they have one huge development arriving next year, and we think that its release date could be impacting on Sean Murray's No Man's Sky.
Could Sony's Project Morpheus Delay the Release Date of No Man's Sky to 2016?
Project Morpheus is going to be a tough sell, as are all VR headsets. We have Project Morpheus, Oculus Rift, Hololens, HTC Vive and many more competing for the top VR experience. Analysts predict that all of these will have a difficult time getting off the ground once they're made available to the public in 2016. Therefore, the likes of Sony are going to need something to grab our attention with, and what better way would there be to sell Project Morpheus than have No Man's Sky as your launch title?
VR headsets themselves have been hyped, but we've heard virtually nothing about the games we'll be able to experience with Project Morpheus. Microsoft showed off the wonders of Minecraft with Hololens, but Sony haven't exactly been dazzling us in this regard. Therefore, it seems entirely logical that No Man's Sky is being developed for the PS4 complete with Project Morpheus support.
The game has already won awards, it has been hyped for years and every gamer out there on PS4 and PC is dying to give it a try. If this procedurally generated space adventure can be played through VR, only on Sony's Project Morpheus, we may see sales for both the game and headset vastly improve. It would be such a smart move for Sony to make, all of the groundwork for selling No Man's Sky to the public has already been laid down. The only thing is that we'd have to suffer a delayed release date.
Where Do You Think Sean Murray & Hello Games Are With the Development of No Mans Sky?
Of course, this could all never happen, and we'll see No Mans Sky get its release date in the timeframe that this Australian magazine predicted. But it would be a massively missed opportunity for Sony. If they can come up with a great deal for Project Morpheus complete with No Man's Sky, the sale of units could exceed their expectations. But we'll have to wait and see what happens.
There's one thing that's for sure though, Sean Murray isn't going to give us any more information than "soon" when it comes to asking him about the release date of [No Man's Sky](tag:2684052).