No Man’s Sky is a game that has set a new standard for how we view open world exploration games. It saw the wide variety of
1. No Man’s Sky features 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 discoverable planets. If you’re having trouble saying that colossal number, you can opt for the approximation of 18
2. If every planet’s population in the No Man’s Sky universe was equivalent to that of the Earth’s, then theoretically this modest 6GB video game would be inhabited by a whopping 136,505,906,145,450,681,958,400,000,000 lifeforms.
3. If we modified this calculation from factoring in every planet and changed it to 1 out of every 1,000 planets, we’d get a more modest population of 136,505,906,145,450,681,958,400,000, or 136 septillion if you want to show off some sweet math skills to your friends.
4. Ambitious gamers may be upset to hear that their dreams of discovering everything there is to find in No Man’s Sky
5. In case you were thinking of tackling that impossible endeavor, the above calculation translates into 2,526,951,242,973,911 years that you would have to invest to see everything there is to see in No Man's Sky. Basically, you can kiss your spouse's famous eggplant parmesan goodbye. There's simply not enough time to do both!
6. With all these vast numbers in mind, the most mind-blowing statistic of all is that Hello Games consists of a team of only 15 people, and these talented individuals were somehow able to bring the incomprehensibly large No Man’s Sky universe to life in less than 1000 days!
For more on this explosive indie title on Indie Obscura be sure to read our No Man’s Sky Captain’s Log with our first experiences in the game, learn more about the breathtaking artwork that put No Man’s Sky on the map, and take a peek at some of the weirdest aliens we could find in No Man's Sky!