June 15, 2015

No Man’s Sky: An excerpt from DEATH BY VIDEO GAME



Sean Murray, one of the creators of No Man’s Sky, cannot guarantee that the virtual universe he is building is infinite, but he is certain that, if he’s wrong, nobody will ever find out.

“If you were to visit one virtual planet in the game every second,” he says, “then our own sun will have died before you’d have seen them all.” He smiles, conspiratorially:

“This means I can say that the No Man’s Sky universe is infinite and nobody could possibly prove me wrong.”

Read the rest in Death By Video Game—available for purchase here, at your neighborhood independent bookstore, at Barnes & Noble, or at Amazon.

Simon Parkin is a journalist whose writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Guardian, ESPN, and a number of other publications. DEATH BY VIDEO GAME is his first book.