It's been an interesting ride for No Man's Sky here at PC Gamer. We really liked what we saw at E3, but less than two weeks later we couldn't even say for certain if it was coming to the PC at all. It's apparently now been confirmed that it is, but not until sometime after the launch of the PS4 version.
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No Man's Sky sounded pretty fantastic when we first heard about it in late 2013, and our E3 preview was very exciting too. But a PC release has never actually been confirmed, and speaking to Eurogamer, Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray refused to commit to it one way or the other.
On the last day of E3, our boots on the ground lined up to talk about the best games they played and saw at the biggest games convention of them all. From left to right, UK Editor Samuel Roberts, US Features Editor Wesley Fenlon, and US Editor-in-Chief Evan Lahti talk Rainbow Six Siege, Dragon Age Inquisition, Batman: Arkham Knight, No Man's Sky, and stay standing despite three days of tireless reporting.
Evan and Wes are back from E3, joining Tyler and Cory to discuss the best games they saw. The list goes Far Cry 4, No Man's Sky, Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, Dragon Age Inquisition, Assassin's Creed Unity, Evolve, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Oculus Rift DK2, and a game designed just for Evan, Rainbow Six Siege. Read up on all of them in our Best of E3 Awards.
We made it. E3 2014 is over, and we survived the onslaught of Mario and Nathan Drake and Master Chief, pushing our way past the console exclusives to find the best PC games hidden within the massive LA convention center. Surprisingly, the search wasn't too hard. We saw and played more amazing PC games than we expected, from promising indies to big-budget stunners. It wasn't easy to narrow down our best-in-show, but here it is: our list of the 10 best PC games of E3 2014.
Brand new footage from No Man's Sky, Hello Games' procedurally generated open world space exploration game, aired during Sony's E3 press conference earlier today. Previously no platforms had been announced for the title, but tonight's conference specified that it will "come to consoles" first on PS4, which is basically confirms it will be coming to non-consoles as well. I mean, it's not 100 per cent, but it basically is.
Despite the weather's best efforts to ensure that the impossibly exciting No Man's Sky sinks without trace, Hello Games are soldiering on, promising the game won't suffer a delay as a result. Take that, The Universe, you damp wet jerk. In a blog post yesterday, Hello's Sean Murray addressed concerns over the project, while revealing that there are no plans for a Kickstarter for the game.
In sad news, an attack of severe British sogginess has afflicted Hello Games, creators of tricksy puzzle racer, Joe Danger, and more recently the exciting interplanetary exploration game, No Man's Sky. "Oh god. Water moves really quick." read a tweet yesterday from the Hello Games Twitter account. "Everything in the office has pretty much been lost." In spite of the damage, the team have met the news with typical good cheer.
No Man's Sky was revealed on Saturday during the carnival of awfulness that is the Spike VGAs/VGX, and in its two minutes of real-time footage it put every other cinematic/teaser/tech showcase trailer displayed there to shame. It's Hello Games' extraordinary follow-up to their Joe Danger series: a procedurally generated sci-fi adventure featuring planet-based and underwater exploration, spaceships, sandworms, dogfighting and - making ten-year-old me ecstatically happy - the ability to fly straight through the atmosphere and into outer space. It's the most inspiring game-related video I think I've seen all year, and it's awaiting your soon-to-be-widened eyes after the break.