Remember all the times No Man’s Sky’s developer Sean Murray talked about how rare it is for two players to cross paths in the game’s vast universe? Well, it happened, and on the first day of release.
Two players shared their experience and the struggles they went through to see each other on Reddit which sparked a lot of controversy regarding meeting other people while you are playing. Murray went to Twitter to comment on what these two players managed to do, and how No Man’s Sky is exceeding even his expectations.
Two players finding each other on a stream in the first day – that has blown my mind.
We added a ‘scan for other players’ in the Galactic Map to try to encourage this happening. We wanted it to happen – but the first day?
We want people to be aware they are in a shared universe. We added online features, and some Easter Eggs to create cool moments.
We hope to see those happening… but too many of you are playing right now. More than we could have predicted.
It is a testament to how amazing our network coders are that Discoveries are still working at all.
He continued to reveal in a later tweet that 10 Million species have been discovered and registered to the server, which is “more than has been discovered on Earth.”
Things like these happen because of the beautiful world of video games.