No Man’s Sky Developer Already Working on New Game
Hello Games, the developes behind No Man’s Sky is already working on a ‘huge, ambitious’ new project.
Studio founder Sean Murray detailed the delegation of the studio’s 26 personnel in an interview with Polygon. 3 have been working on new Hello Games short — The Last Campfire, with the remaining 23 split between working on new updates for No Man’s Sky, and a brand new project, which Murray calls “a huge, ambitious game like No Man’s Sky.” He also made clear that it isn’t a sequel.
While nothing is known about the new game, Hello Games confirmed to IGN that it’s still “very early” in development.
“I think about it a lot and I don’t know where I come down on it,” he told Polygon. “There is a really positive thing about talking about your game a lot. Where you get people interested in it who wouldn’t have played it otherwise. […] But I look back, having done a lot of different press opportunities and things like that. And I reckon about half of what we did — and a lot of where we had problems, I think, where we were naive — we didn’t really need to do and we would have had the same level of success, you know?”
While we’ll have to count the days for details on the new game, Hello Games isn’t done with No Man’s Sky, with the developer telling IGN there was “plenty” more to come from the space exploration sandbox. The Last Campfire was released last week, and it seems likely that we’ll see other Hello Games shorts – designed with a similar creative impetus as Pixar’s shorts – come in future too.