What No Man’s Sky means for the future of open world games

No Man’s Sky is big. That’s kind of it’s main draw — a universe of nearly endless, procedurally generated planets for you to explore.

The vastness of space is represented here possibly better than any other game in history, and the implications for the future of open world games are staggering.

But… they may not be as cut and dry as they seem. In this short feature video, we take a peek at what works so well about No Man’s Sky‘s lonely design, how the best open world games use space, and how best to approach a very big universe.