No Man’s Sky might be the biggest game ever created if its developer Hello Games is telling the truth. They say it would take you 5 billion years to explore every planet the game has to offer.
IGN had a chance to interview Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray more on No Man’s Sky. It’s being said if you were to explore every planet in the game for one second, it will take you 5 billion years to do so. This means it will take you an even longer time to explore every planet if you were to take a minute or more for each one instead. That being said, it appears you will never get bored playing this game as there is always something new for you to explore.
Hello Games used a special method to generate all of the planets in No Man’s Sky. Their original formula was going to be “smaller” as it would have only took you “four or five thousand years to see every planet if you spent only a second on each one”. They increased the formula to the astronomical sum of “two to the power of 64 planets”. With that formula, they were able to create an insane number of planets for you to explore.
No Man’s Sky will be released sometime in 2015 for the PS4 first with a PC version coming soon after. It’s safe to say nobody will be able to explore every planet in the game…