Survival is paramount in today’s all-new gameplay snippet for No Man’s Sky.
Bringing the curtain down on Hello Games’ four-part educational series – aptly titled Guide to the Galaxy – this sizzle reel sheds light on the harsh, inhospitable worlds littered across the cosmos, and we see some of the consequences of stepping foot on a planet that is scorching hot or, on the other hand, bitter cold. Spoilers: it’s not good.
Labelled the fourth and final Pillar of No Man’s Sky – positioned alongside exploration, trade and combat – here’s an overview of what to expect when navigating Hello Games’ seemingly infinite universe.
While some planets are beautiful and serene, many have extreme conditions that make survival difficult. Some planets will have extreme temperatures – from freezing lows to scorching highs – while others are drenched in toxic rain, heavily irradiated or completely submerged.
For the unprepared, surviving on planets with extremes will be a challenge. Every second spent exposed in the elements will chip away at your protective shielding, which can be restored by taking shelter or expending resources to recharge it. By upgrading your suit’s technologies, you can survive harsh climates for longer, run faster, jump higher and explore for longer.
It’s been a long time coming, but No Man’s Sky will finally grace PlayStation 4 on August 9 and August 10 in North America and Europe, respectively. PC players will have to wait a little longer than expected, after a last-minute delay pushed the port back to August 12.