With countless players powering into No Man’s Sky this week, many have already tried meeting up, only to find that they can’t. Amidst criticism and some fan speculation that the game does not actually feature a shared universe as advertised, Hello Games’ Sean Murray has taken the time to address players concerns.
“Two players finding each other on a stream in the first day – that has blown my mind,” he says on Twitter. “We added a ‘scan for other players’ in the Galactic Map to try to encourage this happening. We wanted it to happen – but the first day? We want people to be aware they are in a shared universe. We added online features, and some Easter Eggs to create cool moments. We hope to see those happening… but too many of you are playing right now. More than we could have predicted.”
He goes on to add, “It is a testament to how amazing our network coders are that Discoveries are still working at all. For instance over night we hit 10 million species discovered in NMS… that’s more than has been discovered on earth. WHAT IS GOING ON!!!”
The game has experienced continuing server issues since launch. But due to the unique form of multiplayer found in the massive title, it’s done little to stop explorers from staking their claims on planet after planet.
No Man’s Sky released on PS4 earlier this week and will make the jump to PC August 12.