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Is No Man’s Sky a Single Player Game?

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Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is one of the most anticipated games of 2015, and is also one of the most ambitious games so far on next generation platforms. The idea that there are infinitely procedurally generated worlds that are all in the same universe is something that we haven’t seen before. This would hint at the fact that No Man’s Sky is very multiplayer based, having you hook up with other players to explore and survive. However, it seems that this is not the case.

When you first start No Man’s Sky, you are on a randomly generated planet that has never been discovered before and is on the outside of a universe containing all players. This would make it sound like you would be able to join up with other players to create an allegiance for survival. Sean Murray, the game’s creator and lead designer, has said in a GameSpot interview that this is not the case. “This is not a game about forming a clan or allegiances… You can cross paths with other players, but it’s just not a core component of the game.”

“There is a plan for multiplayer and for people to have a traditional multiplayer experience within the game,” Murray says, “But that is not what’s core to the game right now.”

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So it seems that No Man’s Sky has some MMO elements, but is focused on being a single player game, which is exciting for us here at OnlySP. There are, however, multiple AI that you can come across throughout your exploration that help you progress. In order to move along in No Man’s Sky, you must collect resources in order to survive and build weapons and spaceships so that you can eventually travel to the center of the universe, which is what Murray says is the main goal of the game. These AI can be friendly or hostile, and you might have to do some exploring to find them.

The universe of the game is so vast and so unexplored that we will probably never find everything there is to see, and that sense of wonder and intention for exploration is just what has me so excited about the game. No Man’s Sky has infinite possibilities, and I can’t wait to be able to finally start exploring this world for the first time in 2015.

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Loves to play all types of games, especially single player games. There are few games Matt won’t play. While he is new to the games journalism industry, he loves to write, talk and play games. He loves to share his opinions with the world through his editorials and reviews. He is PlayStation focused, writing reviews and news about the PS4, PS3, PS Vita and everything else PlayStation. Matt is currently a student based in the United States

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Creating a Character That is Authentically Red Dead — An Interview With Roger Clark

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An Interview with Roger Clark

Roger Clark gave Rockstar Games’s Wild West a new voice when he took on the role of Red Dead Redemption 2’s Arthur Morgan last October. Despite big boots to fill, Clark has managed to prove himself as a valuable member of the outlawed gang.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launched to critical acclaim across the board and is set to go down not only as a triumph in world-building, but as a successful character-driven story, too.

OnlySP’s Michael Cripe sat down with Clark to talk about single-player games, the character of Arthur Morgan, fun times on set, inspirations, and more at Planet Comicon KC 2019. Check out the full interview up above.

“I was trying to come up with something that was honest, yet, had enough ambiguity so that, if the player wanted to make Arthur a total bastard, my performance would still make sense…”

Clark managed to take the OnlySP Award for Best Performer during OnlySP’s Best of 2018 ceremony thanks the “emotion he brought to the role” and his “low, raspy voice that will be ingrained in the minds of players for a very long time.”

For more on Red Dead Redemption 2, Clark, and the world of single-player gaming, keep checking in with OnlySP’s FacebookTwitterYouTube, and new community Discord server.

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