Hello Games's Sean Murray has returned to the IGN offices for another month of exclusive content. The latest IGN First has invited the game's mastermind to show us all what 20 minutes of seamless gameplay really looks like. No Man's Sky remains a mystery to many of us, but this latest video has tons of information within it that we had yet to learn.
We've broken down some of the best news and grabbed some screenshots for you all to enjoy. Let us know what you're most excited for when No Man's Sky finally gets its release date in June.
Screenshots Galore: News On 'No Man's Sky'
What you're looking at here is one of No Man's Sky's menus. The ship inventory pad details what type of devices and upgrades you've installed on your personal vehicle. We can see how much armor it has, whether it holds a hyperdrive, how powerful its weapons are, and what kinds of scientific improvements you've got on board. You have a similar menu for your suit and weapon.
Above we can see how we'll be able to craft items on the go in No Man's Sky. If you have the appropriate requirements, such as Silicon or Plutonium (which can be mined from various planets) you can create powerful upgrades for your suit, ship, or weapon. The one above allows you to hack into terminals.
One of the most fascinating aspects of No Man's Sky are the monoliths that you'll uncover on planets. Each one can be interacted with and will teach you about some of the alien races you'll encounter in the game. For instance, this particular monolith was able to teach Sean's character a new alien word. He knew how to interact with it and thus learned through the contact.
When you meet alien races they'll communicate with you in their own language. If you don't understand the language, you'll have no idea what they're saying. It's worth your while to learn — you may be able to trade with one of the aliens you meet, or perhaps they'll like you and you can increase your standing with the race. It's a fascinating way to interact with races and we look forward to learning all of these new languages — even those that Sean Murray doesn't understand!
Above is a factory that potentially holds useful items for the traveller. If you're weapon is powerful enough you'll be able to break through the outer door and get inside. However, this will raise your wanted level, which you can see in the top righthand corner.
Once you gain access, you'll be presented with a number of options inside. A lot of it makes little sense to us, but it appears that you can drain the power of the reactor or cause it to explode. You can harness the energy of this facility, but you'll be hunted for intruding in here. Sean is eventually killed by the "authorities" for this.
Last but not least, we have the alien lifeforms and their language. This is one of the several races we'll encounter during our numerous hours with No Man's Sky. You can see that the question this creature has asked us is indiscernible. We know the word for "traveller" but that appears to be it. If you reply in the wrong way, you could negatively impact on your relationship with this race.
We could get some great stuff off of this guy, so it's worth our while to hunt down the various monoliths around the galaxy and attempt to understand all of the languages of the game.
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