No Man’s Sky. Wow. This game is ambitious, dropping you into a universe rife with glittering space vistas and varied, full-blown worlds comprised randomly using procedural generation. A demo at Sony’s PlayStation keynote showed the player wandering around a jungle world with giant, dinosaur-like creatures before jumping into a spaceship, taking off, and dogfighting enemy fighters with the help of a squad before cruising down to a desert planet, all seamlessly.
Even more ambitious? Hello Games, the group behind the game, is comprised of only four people. The game’s only confirmed for the PlayStation for now, as a quote-unquote “console exclusive”—which means it’s all but certain to come to PCs, too. —Brad
P.S. The previous slide shows one of No Man’s Sky’s procedually generated worlds.