So yes, we still haven’t found out when we’ll be able to play this highly anticipated video game, but we did get to see a few incredible new gameplay footage that had been catered to Colbert thanks to Hello Games.
The Late Show host has had numerous guests from the gaming industry to discuss culture, development and releases in the past, but he has never seemed as awestruck as he was when Hello Games’ Sean Murray popped in to show off No Man’s Sky.
Many had hoped and anticipated that the appearance in front of such a massive viewing would secure No Man’s Sky a release date, however, Murray both started and wrapped up his segment with no such announcement. They feel that the gameplay is going to ensure that the game sells.
According to this Digital Trends article, a video showed him playing the game on “The Late Show“, which shows the kind of planets-as well as the procedural-generated animals and environments-that players could get to encounter in such environments.
Colbert still tried to get a grip of information regarding “No Man’s Sky” release date and not just the typical question of what makes the game itself unique, especially with its application of major factors such as evolution and physics. Something I noticed is that their algorithms for computational input of how each planet is detailed runs a lot faster and smoother than what we’ve seen before. Whether the demo was running on PS4 or PC is unknown, although Sean is using a DualShock 4. Nothing new was shown off in No Man’s Sky today; it’s the newness of the audience and their reaction that makes this special.
There was even a moment where a whole system was named after Stephen Colbert, but the beauty lay in the generation of each planet and creature as the player walked through it-in this case, Sean Murray piloting a digital Stephen Colbert.