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Would No Man's Sky Exist Without Minecraft?

by Ben Hanson on Dec 30, 2014 at 10:47 AM

While Hello Games founder Sean Murray is quick to point out that the two games aren't really that similar, the infinite potential of Minecraft has been a common touch-point for people trying to wrap their minds around the procedurally-generated universe of No Man's Sky.

While visiting the studio for our January cover story on No Man's Sky, I spoke with Murray in a lengthy interview about how he and the team are managing the levels of hype surrounding the game, and for a brief time we spoke about the influence of Minecraft on the game. Since it didn't really fit the theme of the over video, I decided to post the Minecraft discussion as a separate story.

Watch the video below to learn how influential Minecraft and Markus "Notch" Persson's work has been on the development of No Man's Sky.

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