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'No Man's Sky': New PS4 Gameplay Footage Arrives On Its Old June Release Date [WATCH]

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(Photo : Hello Games) "No Man's Sky" gameplay footage has surfaced on the game's old June 21 release date. The 17-second glimpse shows off asymmetrical ships, a huge planet and a new speed threshold. "No Man's Sky" comes to PS4 and PC on Aug. 9.

"No Man's Sky" was supposed to release yesterday, but some new PS4 gameplay footage has surfaced in its place. The clips are quick and short, but close analysis reveals a few important details.

It comes to Design & Trend via the PlayStation summer preview trailer posted just hours ago. As expected, "No Man's Sky" was one of the most featured titles alongside "Horizon: Zero Dawn," "The Last Guardian" and "Gran Turismo Sport." The source video contains lots of extra footage, so we've embedded a version of it that focuses solely on Hello Games' upcoming title.


Looking past its goofy music, there's a lot of firsts to see in these 17 seconds. For one, the sizzle reel opens with what looks like it could be the single biggest planet that we've seen to date. In a procedurally generated universe of 18 quintillion masses, that's pretty impressive.

Also worth noting is the weirdly proportioned ship that appears about 17 seconds in. As far as we're aware, that might be the first confirmation that spacecrafts in "No Man's Sky" can actually be asymmetrical by design. It's a small detail, but that reality opens up plenty of doors for the full game. It means that the vehicles we pilot in infinite space can potentially be even more unique than previously assumed. Some of the most advanced ones will drive faster too. As the footage ends, the cockpit gauge reads 3000u. Ships in previous demos only reached half of that speed.

Beyond these quirky little tidbits, there's not much new to report. The rest of the gameplay features lots of aerial combat and traversal along with asteroids, trade stations and new environments. There's also a quick glimpse of what it looks like to scan a planet's surface while on foot. For those that have followed "No Man's Sky" coverage closely, it's been shown before.

"No Man's Sky" was originally announced for a June 21 release date, but the title was officially delayed at the end of May. It will now launch on Aug. 9 for PS4 and PC.

What do you think of this new PS4 gameplay footage? Have you come to terms with the August release date? Tell us in the poll and comments section!


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