Sean Murray the Managing Director and Developer of No Man’s Sky as done a AMA (As Me Anything) on reddit (Source)
Here’s a roundup of what i believe to be the interesting questions and answers relating to No Man’s Sky which is now Live in the US! Please note that this may contain spoilers you have been warned!
Each Q(Question) is followed by the user that asked it, all answers are from Sean Murray unless stated otherwise
Q(criegg): Will PS4 and PC Universes be linked in any way?
A: PS4 and PC players are using two different servers. We are running a control experiment to see who names things the most juvenile things… Let the games begin
Q(bellepiper): How close is the game coming out compared to the original idea you had of NMS?
A: I think really close… I think? I was kinda posting about that today, going back to early versions of the game:
Q(Viscake):Hey Sean, In an old trailer I saw huge snakes/wurms, are those still in the game?
Also have a nice day!
A:Oh man, I hate questions like this, because like wouldn’t you just rather discover for yourself? Huge creatures are out there, and I haven’t seen them on streams yet. They are rare.
Q(Theassasin47):How did the development of the game affect you physically and mentally?
A:Apparently so bad that pictures of it gets lots of RTs 🙁
I’ve heard rumors of the possibility of an API at some point for at least Atlas data, will that be a thing?
A:It could be for sure. We were talking today about just having a twitter bot that tweets discovery names at random. We’ve just been glued to the screen all day, watching names come in. Game isn’t out… but we had like 160k discoveries uploaded today… so… 😮
Q(Cyrusdexter):Will No Man’s Sky on PC have FOV options? Or at least a higher default than the PS4 version? Literally the only thing keeping me from preordering…
A:Innes and Charlie are here working on it right now, but every time someone asks we take away one degree of field of view http://imgur.com/L9CIxSR
Q(msmouse05): Is the PC getting a midnight release?
A:The reality is that we’re still here working on it right now. There’s no conspiracy, we’re just racing to get all the extra options and stuff we want. PS4 comes out tomorrow and we’ll just try to pretend it’s a normal work day! Best guess right now is 6pm GMT on Friday, but we’ll keep you up to date as we get closer.
I’ll tell you a funny story about PC. I was here late yesterday, and I had to take a break and do an interview with Playboy (!) – and the guy was like “what are you working on when you go back downstairs?” and I was like “compatibility for ATI opengl drivers”, and he said “ummm…. could you make something up. That sounds pretty nerdy”. I always knew I wasn’t Playboy article material 🙂