How do you feel when you contemplate the depths of our oceans? Imagine this for a moment: the deepest part of the ocean is called the Challenger Deep and is located beneath the western Pacific Ocean in the southern end of the Mariana Trench and it reaches a depth of 36,200 feet. That's almost 7 miles. 7 miles. It's so far beneath the surface that light cannot touch it and mankind has no idea what sort of beings may exist in this terrifying dark.
Though I'm an adept swimmer, the mere thought of this depth is terrifying. In fact, the scale of our oceans is frightful to consider. But marveling at our own world's wonders and the mass of space that surrounds it is something that Hello Games are promoting with No Man's Sky. It's a game that celebrates imagination, discovery and interest in the unknown. But the game itself is going to limit us when it comes to discovering what lies on the ocean floor.
'No Man's Sky' & The Exploring The Depths of Its Oceans On Release Date
A recent discussion on reddit saw gamers discussing the depth of No Man's Sky's oceans and whether we could explore the ocean floor. We'll be able to traverse all of No Man Sky's oceans on the game's release date, but even Sean Murray has been denied access to the depth of one particular sea (got to 34:00 if the clip doesn't start there):
In this podcast, Sean Murray informs us of our in game suit's limitations. It'll have various stats, one of which shows how long we'll be able to survive underwater. But on one occasion, he received a random beacon that was telling him to go to the bottom of an enormous ocean. Ultimately he was unable to reach the bottom of the sea and died on the way. It also became far too dark for him to see anything. Creepy.
He was hoping to uncover a strange creature that he'd never come across before, but his own game failed to give an answer. After he died he was unable to find the same beacon. Crazy.
It's a fascinating way to approach No Man's Sky - even the game's creator is restricted. It conjures up such a beautiful metaphor for life and the universe around us. Just as we'll never explore all of No Man's Sky's planets in our life time, we'll never be able to see all of the terrifying creatures that live in depths of Earth's oceans. It's just another story that has us hyped for the release date for [No Man's Sky](tag:2684052) on the PS4 in June.
What about you guys? Are you excited to explore the unknown in Hello Games's No Man's Sky? What interesting thoughts have you contemplated when considering this game's design? Let us know in the comments.