No Man's Sky Is So Freakin' Massive, It Defies Logic
How big is No Man's Sky?
Really, really big.
We've heard that the open-world, procedurally generated title in the works at Joe Danger developer Hello Games is quite expansive. Just how expansive is a bit of a mystery, but it seems this universe will be incomprehensibly gigantic.
In speaking to IGN, Hello Games boss Sean Murray said it would take about 5 billion years to visit every single planet for just one second. ...is that even possible? Does that make sense? The developers used 64-bit numbers to generate its world, as opposed to 32-bit numbers, so that has something to do with it (but we'll let the tech-heads figure that out).
All we really need to know is that we'll never be able to see everything there is to see. And that sounds very "next-gen" to me.
8/15/2014 9:16:13 PM Ben Dutka