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No Man's Sky Xbox One footage appears online

Ever since No Man's Sky was announced for Xbox One, gamers have been clamoring for footage from the console. According to various sources, there's a strict embargo of July 24, 2018 — when the game launches — and it's impossible to find footage. Luckily, that changed a few hours ago because a YouTuber by the name of "Architect" posted a video recorded from the console. No Man's Sky looks like a smooth experience on the system and should be even better on Microsoft's upgraded console.

It's unclear what resolution the game runs at on the standard Xbox One because the video was recorded at 720p, but we know that it's "4K Ultra HD" on Xbox One X. The video focuses on the third-person mode, exploring a gorgeous planet, flying through space, and then customizing your look at a space station. You can really tell that the visuals have been massively upgraded because the textures look amazing and the colors pop.

No Man's Sky is a science fiction adventure set across an infinite universe, in which every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. In this procedurally-generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other player has seen before. However, a mystery lies at the center of the galaxy, an irresistible pulse that draws you on a voyage to discover the true nature of the universe.

505 Games is only publishing the physical version for Xbox One and Hello Games is going through the ID@Xbox program to launch the digital edition. Luckily, the preorder bonuses are the same for both versions.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

7 Comments
  • Already preordered, ready to go!
  • Same here. I was really excited about this game at launch, but never bought it. So now I'm excited my first experience with the game is with Next on Xbox One.
  • Yep I've ordered as well.... :)
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  • It's still working. The YouTuber just wants you to go his page now.
  • I would like to pick it up but I can't get over all that pastel color vomit.
  • Its called being artistic?, not every game has to go for gritty over saturated realism...