Hello Games’ Next Project Isn’t A Sequel To No Man’s Sky, But It Is Just As Ambitious

No Man’s Sky received its last major expansion today in the form of Out of law, but this isn’t the last: Hello Games has repeatedly promised continued additions to the procgen space adventure. in an interview with IGNfounder Sean Murray has promised that work on No Man’s Sky won’t slow down, despite Hello Games’ next project being big.

How big? Probably on par with No Man’s Sky. “We’ve been working on something quite ambitious in the background for some time now,” Murray said. “It’s a small team, but we like it that way.”

Murray goes on to say that the scope of the project is likely larger than you’d expect a small studio to be able to handle. “Similar to No Man’s Sky, it’s the kind of project that, even if we had a thousand people working on it, would still feel impossible,” he said. He also said that the development of the new project will not interfere with the ongoing work on No Man’s Sky.

It’s very unlikely that we’ll hear more about Hello Games’ next project for a while. Sean Murray Learned that working silently on a project without raising expectations is probably the best way to avoid the kind of backlash No Man’s Sky received at launch. But it’s fun to speculate on what a new game with the scope of No Man’s Sky would look like. I can’t even begin to imagine.

Hello Games has released a game since No Man’s Sky. It was The Last Campfire, which was developed by just two people, almost like a palate cleanser. Murray referred to it as Hello Games’ version of a Pixar Short in 2020. “It’s a way to foster creativity and new voices in the studio,” he said.

While we wait, there’s sure to be more No Man’s Sky stuff to sink our teeth into. The new Expansion of outlaws adds piracy missions, smuggling, pirate spaceports and more. Oh, and covers.

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