Sean Murray, the managing Director of Hello Games, appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert recently and revealed that the upcoming space adventure game No Man's Sky is set for release around June 2016.
A big reason why the game has attracted so much attention is due to its size. It is set in an open world space environment with a universe of 18 quintillion planets to explore. This is possible with the use of a procedurally generated deterministic open universe. Basically, a way of creating data algorithmically rather than manually.
"Even if a new planet was discovered every second, we'd all be long dead before they were all found," Murray said. "We are constantly surprised. We will find creatures and trees that we never knew existed, we will find life in places that we never expected."
Check out the new trailer for a sneak peek of what you can expect from this epic Playstation 4 title.