Sony has started releasing videos showcasing the “pillars” that No Man’s Sky is built upon. The latest in the series shows the combat within the game.
The Fight video shows off some pretty spectacular space battles with ships dogfighting. But there’s also plenty of ground action too, as you’d expect when you’re exploring dangerous and mysterious planets.
We get to see some of the creatures that will cause players some grief when they arrive on planets, including giant robots – the Sentinels who seek to keep every planet in a natural and undisturbed state - and toothy beasts.
The video’s description explains, “On a planet, players are equipped with a multi-tool to defend against deadly predator creatures and mine resources. Attacking creatures – aggressive or otherwise – or mining resources will call the attention of the Sentinels.”
“The more you fight back against the Sentinels, the higher your Wanted level, and the tougher they will become – from flying drones to quadrupedal machines, towering walkers and eventually dropships. Space is also patrolled by the Sentinels, so attacking traders for their valuable goods or scavenging resources from freighters will also see you gaining a Wanted level, with Sentinel police ships coming to defend the natural order.”
The journey to the centre of the universe won’t be all smooth sailing when No Man’s Sky is released on August 10.