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18 minutes of No Man’s Sky show you what you’ll be able to do

Watch 18 minutes of No Man’s Sky and get a glimpse of the sorts of things you’ll be able to do in the game.

No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray has given us an extended look at what you’ll actually be able to undertake in the “open universe” space game.

The footage, via IGN, shows Murray exploring a random planet, where he starts scanning of discoveries, aliens and shooting crystals to collect resources. Any discoveries you make, you’ll be rewarded with money. The amount you get depends on the rarity or the difficulty of finding the planet.

Anything you acquire from the planets can be stored on-board your ship and sold for Units. This is the game’s currency, which you’ll be using to exchange for better ships that can travel further and store even more resources in the hold. You’ll also need to use Units to get yourself some new weapons too.

You’ll also need to buy upgrade for your own character, such as a jetpack for enhanced navigation or suits that protect you on toxic or radioactive planets.

On each planet you can earn yourself a wanted level from being a general nuisance, and if you don’t follow the rules you might find yourself being attacked by Sentinel security.

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If you die, you’ll lose anything you haven’t stored or sold already. Otherwise you’ll be respawned on the planet where you left off.

Murray’s demo ends with his flying off into space and showcasing how you can scavenge resources from ships that have been taken out by other forces.

We don’t want to summarise 18-minutes of glorious No Man’s Sky gameplay, so we suggest you go watch it yourself:

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