No Man's Sky is out on PC, which means that it just got a whole lot easier to dive into the game files and reveal plenty of other previously hidden details.
NeoGAF-er Hugo Peters has been doing just that, finding all manner of things in the file structure including data from old E3 demos and mentions of previous potential formats like the PS3 and Xbox 360, an indication of how long the game has been in development.
It's really interesting stuff, and surprising how much of it is just left on the disk- further evidence that developer Hello Games was in a massive rush to get a version of the game out for PC.
One enduring mystery is the fact that players can never see what they look like in game- there's only a first person camera and the much vaunted multiplayer elements don't seem to allow gamers to be in the same universe at the same time.
Here's what you might look like. It's pretty bizarre!
Wow that's really strange.
Of there's there's nothing to confirm that this is how you look, it could be just another abandoned concept, but it does make a certain amount of sense. There would be no need for the player character model to be fully finished if we never see it, and maybe having a wheel means they didn't have to add in an animation for moving around. The generic spaceman image also fits with Hello Games' own logo which is of a happy smiling man of space.
The full thread of stuff over on Neogaf has some interesting and strange stuff, go check it out.