E3 darling No Man’s Sky is trying to do something that’s never been done in a videogame before; create a procedurally generated entire universe. And it looks like it’s succeeding; the developer, Hello Games, has had to fire off bots in to the far reaches of its virtual space to send back screenshots of distant digital worlds. It’s a game of unprecedented scale, making Minecraft look a bit silly.
Clifford Bleszinski, one of those public game developers that you love – or love to hate – is making a “not-a-comeback” return to videogames. His studio’s first game is a free-to-play PC arena shooter called BlueStreak. He formed the studio, Boss Key, with Jazz Jackrabbit collaborator Arjan Brussee – and now the company’s on a bit of a hiring spree.