After years of waiting and months of teasing, Sony has announced No Man's Sky's release date: 24th June, 2016 in the UK.
As well as revealing the release date, Hello Games let me spend half an hour with its procedurally generated, sandbox survival game. It turns out there is a lot more to No Man's Sky then simply flying to planets and having a look at the colourful wildlife before flying on. There's aliens you can try and communicate and trade with, alien convoys you can rob, underground caves to unearth, and terraforming facilities to build. Have a read of my hands-on impressions for the full details.