NMS is finished and prepared for release, everything looking up, the game is gunna release and its gunna be played, etc. look back at that picture, though, and think about whats gunna happen next, now that all of the manpower gone into making this game is no longer necessary. either a lot of the people in that exciting photo are gunna poof, or most of em are gunna stick around and HG will go on to release some other instant classic
so lets jump the gun a bit, obv. i glanced at the NMS steam forums and theres a thread called Sean Murray should create a Fable like game Next.so yeah, what the hell will HG do next? what would their next project even be, or what should it be? inb4 the return of gex after like two decades, or if you really wanna make panties drop super hard on like a couple hundred people in the entire world, steal custom robo and make the rawest e-sports phenomena ever
they also strike me as the kind of dudes that could make a cray minigame-based party thing
Post by JohnnyCallisto on Jul 9, 2016 11:39:52 GMT
Sean Murray has briefly touched on this subject in the past..
By the sounds of things, their immediate focus post-release will be to bring us "more No Man's Sky" - which probably means continued updates to bring us new gameplay features based on community feedback (eg. VR support, land vehicles etc?) ..I think it sounds really encouraging to hear that they intend to continue to support the game for a while - just adds to my excitement for the game going forward!
Beyond NMS, Sean Murray confirmed that he see's Hello Games' future in procedural gaming - and hinted that they consider the idea of creating another procedural game, but with everything condensed down in to a world the size of 'a few square kilometers' (eg. procedural Skyrim) to be 'super-exciting' ...sounds like the kind of game that I'd be super-excited about too down the line! Very interesting idea...
So yeah, in short, the Hello Games future-timeline will probably look a little like this: Release No Man's Sky -> Support No Man's Sky -> Work on a new procedural game (possibly a procedural Skyrim/Fable-type game) ..although they may choose, at some point, to split the team in half again - with half of their staff supporting NMS (and Joe Danger) and the other half working on a new project? Time will tell...
There was an application on the official HG NMS website that if you were interested in working for them it was like a 1 year contact or something like that. So unless SM has a change of heart id assume most people in that picture are going to go poof.