Those with early access to Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky claim that the potentially endless adventure can be finished in under 30 hours.
Reddit user daymeeuhn began posting videos and information on the game after obtaining an early copy this past weekend.
The user refused to share any specific gameplay details or spoilers relating to late game content, but he did make some subtle comments regarding No Man’s Sky’s gameplay systems.
It appears a particular resource required to power warp jumps across the galaxy is easily available, making the journey to your final objective far easier than expected.
“The pacing was going okay until I ran into these and then it just skewed everything for me,” daymeeuhn wrote on the No Man’s Sky subreddit.
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25-30 hours to finish an experience is nothing to sneeze at, but it may leave some players hoping for neverending escapism a little disappointed.
Daymeeuhm claims that he didn’t rush to the centre of galaxy, having spent plenty of time on side activities such as mining, trading and space combat.
“I have done A LOT of what the game has to offer. I actually intentionally took time out of my warp jumping over the course of going to the middle to explore planets to break up the monotony of it,” he said.
“This does not mean I have done all of the major events, however – I am still yet to swim to the bottom of a big ocean. I am still yet to destroy a space station. I definitely still have stuff to do.”
The true endgame of No Man’s Sky has remained purposely ambiguous during its development, with developer Hello Games’ focusing far more on the journey itself than the inevitable conclusion.
It is very likely that Hello Games will continue to make updates and improvements to No Man’s Sky once it's released, ensuring that resources and equipment remain balanced and fair.
Players will be able to explore a staggering 18 quintillion planets in No Man’s Sky, which would take years upon years to accomplish in real life.
No Man’s Sky is scheduled to launch on August 8 for PS4 and PC.