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Hello Games working on huge, ambitious game like No Man's Sky

Published: 07:13, 03 September 2020
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Hello Games sure aren't wasting time when it comes to development - not long after launching The Last Campfire, there's already talk about a "huge, ambitious game like No Man's Sky".

In case you didn't catch The Last Campfire , the studio described it as a passion project that's been in the works for years, but they've already set their sights on the next one.

Speaking to Polygon, Hello Games' head honcho Sean Murray confirmed that it's in the works, but for now, that's all we know. Perhaps the only certainty is that it's going to be markedly different from both No Man's Sky and their latest game.

Murray talked about his time at EA and how he quickly found out that working on sequels isn't exactly his cup of tea. This pretty much explains the studio's creative directions, which resulted in markedly different experiences. 

Nevertheless, the success of his first post-EA game, Joe Danger, warranted a sequel, which in a way sparked the development of No Man's Sky. 

"That’s what started No Man’s Sky, you know, I felt a panic. I knew as a studio I wanted to do the game that No Man’s Sky became eventually, but I was like, what if I never get to make that and what if we just keep doing the next thing and the next thing and life moves on. I was starting to think about having kids and stuff, but I was just like, maybe this is it? Maybe I just find myself on this treadmill forever?"

Hello Games The Last Campfire protagonist Ember The Last Campfire protagonist Ember

Hello Games currently has 26 devs, three of which are on The Last Campfire, while the rest of the team is split between supporting No Man's Sky and working on the "big" project. 

You can find Murray's interview here .

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