Like most of us, you are probably eagerly awaiting the release of Hello Games’ much anticipated No Man’s Sky. For some, the promise of exploring a massive, almost infinite galaxy is too interesting to pass up, however, it looks like you might be boldly going on that journey alone.
We’ve talked in the past about the size of the in-game universe, and Hello Games mentions the game’s eighteen quintillion planets at every opportunity. It raises the question: is it even possible to run into other players?
See the problem with running around in a galaxy is that it’s very, very big and while you can technically run into other players in the game the odds of doing so are small. According to Game Informer, it looks like the folks at Hello Games and Sony agree, as Sony won’t require that players have a PS Plus membership before they rev up the thrusters on their spaceship.
When Game Informer Australia’s editor David Milner asked Sony for clarification on the development, he was told that while a PS Plus membership isn’t required, an internet connection is needed.
PS Plus won’t be a requirement to play online, however you will need to connected to the internet for your discoveries to register with the Universal Atlas.
When a player discovers a new planet or species during their travels whatever they found is logged in the Universal Atlus, it’s kind of like a souped up leaderboard, as Game Informer puts it.
No Man’s Sky is set to launch on August 9th for PC and PS4. With the game’s release imminent, Sony has been in overdrive promoting the game with the newest trailer for the game highlighting the game’s trading. Hello Games’ latest project has been in the news for some less than positive reasons as well. A Dutch company recently came forward to say that Hello Games used its “Superformula” to generate the game’s universe.