It’s just over a week until No Man’s Sky is in our hands, and some players are getting slightly antsy in preparation for the release. One such player is the avid ebay-er who purchased an early release copy of No Man’s Sky from NeoGAF user CAMPBLACKKMAMBA24 for $1250. Even eBay stepped in and confirmed that the copy was genuine in the wake of several fake discoveries.
Before he parted ways with the disk, CAMPBLACKMAMBA 24 allowed us all some insights into his first impressions with the game as well as this image:
Don’t expect mind-blowing graphics out the box
Don’t expect to take off flying when the game starts. Must put in work
Game was extremely smooth. No frame rate issues at all
Expect to possibly not fire up another game for a while. I could tell in my short time that this game is gonna destroy some relationships and happy homes.
The story doesn’t end here though. The buyer of the copy has gone on to make news today with the posting of video content from the game. User Daymeeuhn began publishing the videos on Daily Motion, much to Hello Games and Sony’s frustration. Hello Games quickly responded with a statement emphasising the work the team put into the surprises that await us, which apparently got to Daymeeuhn. After Daily Motion removed the videos, he posted:
“I expected Sean to tweet negatively about it because, let’s face it, it’s his job to… But I’ll admit, after watching so many of his interviews and knowing how cool of a guy he seems, it did make me feel a bit guilty. It wasn’t the sole reason for my decision, but it was certainly a factor.”
The issue of video content may be a tricky one with No Man’s Sky. In a game so focussed on every player’s unique experience as well as the organic discovery of so much of the game world, let’s play videos and walkthroughs may prove to be a problem.