No Man’s Sky has a big universe. Not infinite exactly, but it’s still pretty damn big. Nonetheless, people have been busy exploring — so much so, that over 160,000 discoveries have already been made.
Sean Murray, the founder of Hello Games, revealed in an Ask Me Anything on Reddit that the studio was considering making an account for a Twitter bot.
The bot would have precisely one job: to randomly publish the names of discoveries from No Man’s Sky, of which there are hundreds of thousands already.
“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,” Murray mused.
No Man’s Sky officially launches in Australia tomorrow for PS4 players, with PC explorers having to wait until August 12. Murray also confirmed in the AmA that those playing on PC would be on a separate server from their PS4 brethren, which could have added consequences when and if Hello Games decides to patch multiplayer into their space sandbox adventure.
Update: Amended the article to reflect 160,000 discoveries, not planetary bodies.