Never let it be said that Hello Games lacks ambition! Having spent the last ten years developing and improving their epic space adventure ‘No Man’s Sky’, the studio has also been working for the last five years on a new project, ‘Light No Fire’, and dropped a trailer for it at the Game Awards last night.
‘Light No Fire’ is a multiplayer adventure, building, survival and exploration game, set on a fantasy planet the size of Earth… They say “it brings the depth of a role-playing game to the freedom of a survival sandbox.”
What makes this somewhat different to other “open world” games is that this is a truly open world with no boundaries at a scale never attempted before – i.e. if you can see it, you can reach it. It is a single, massively varied and dense planet filled with immersive biomes, unique enemies and valuable resources to discover. A world where everyone plays together, not split into servers or instances. All players, all based in one planet where you can construct persistent buildings and communities, or strike out alone to discover the world for others.
‘Light No Fire’ promises a classic fantasy world, thick with lore, mystery and a constant fight for survival. Every mountain can be climbed, and below them lie endless vistas, oceans and continents perhaps no others have seen. Who will climb the tallest mountains, who will find the deepest sea? Set sail across vast oceans and rivers, ride wild beasts through fantastical landscapes, and fly dragons over undiscovered landscapes.
Now… It’s fair to say, Hello Games boss, Sean Murray, did get into a bit of a sticky situation with the initial launch of ‘No Man’s Sky’ by massively over-promising and under-delivering. However, Hello Games also worked incredibly hard on that game over the past ten years, releasing a staggering amount of completely free updates, which have transformed it into one of the most beloved and epic space games on the market right now. One would hope Sean learned his lesson with that launch, and ‘Light No Fire’ is far more complete on day one, but we shall wait and see.
If you want to know more about ‘Light No Fire’ and follow its development, you can wishlist it on Steam right now.