We’ve known Hello Games are working on their next game, all while continuing a massive post-launch effort for their current game. Despite this, No Man’s Sky isn’t over by a long shot apparently, according to director Sean Murray.
The news that No Man’s Sky isn’t over by a long shot was discussed by Murray just after the game’s latest big update, the 3.8 “Sentinel” update that completely overhauls its combat and more.
“As many updates as we’ve done since launch and as many bucket list items we’ve checked off, our list of things we’re excited about never seems to get any shorter,” Murray said to IGN. “The team are always coming up with new things that they want to do with the game: new content and features and areas for improvement.”
He added, “I’m amazed that the energy levels are as high now as they’ve ever been. We tend not to talk about what’s on that list publicly but suffice to say we’re not done yet by a long shot.”
Murray then described their overall development schedule and content roadmap, and said that it feels like a painting that never feels complete.
“I like to think that No Man’s Sky is such a large game that we have to paint in broad brush strokes,” he said. “And then each update comes along and fills in some finer detail but also paints more new broad strokes.”
This is certainly the case with each big content update, as there are big additions or changes but also tons of fixes, refinements, and quality-of-life updates.
“That’s certainly the case here. If you look at our patch notes, you’ll see an absolute ton of refinements, but also huge new features too,” he said.
When No Man’s Sky originally launched, fans were devastated at how it fell short of what the trailers and overall hype promised the game to be. After an absurd number of updates, content additions, and more – it’s basically an entirely new game and has even finally seen “mostly positive” reviews on Steam, five years later.
In related news – No Man’s Sky is somehow coming to Switch sometime this summer, their latest insane addition to the game. The game has been available for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.