​'No Man's Sky' Studio Hello Games Teases New Project, 'The Last Campfire'

Sean Murray and the team at UK studio Hello Games are working on a brand-new project, now that the journey of No Man's Sky has reached a more complete, enjoyable state.

The online, ever-growing space exploration title launched in 2016 as a PS4-exclusive, but wound up frustrating a lot of players. Irritated gamers complained - and, not without reason - of promises that weren't kept, and expectations that weren't met, especially after the game had received a Sony-pushed multi-million-dollar marketing campaign.

But after one or two major, game-changing updates, and its PS4-exclusivity deal having expired, No Man's Sky is now a lot closer to how it should've been from the start. It's actually quite enjoyable, especially with friends.

But I won't bat on about No Man's Sky all day. You want to know about Hello Game's next project, The Last Campfire - a short title, debuted during The Game Awards 2018.

"Fundamentally we believe that small, talented teams can achieve great things," Murray explained to Engadget before The Game Awards. And that's exactly what Hello aims to do with Campfire.

It'll be the first short the studio has ever produced, paying homage to an earlier Hello Games project, in terms of art style and size, the cartoon side-swiper Joe Danger.

'Joe Danger' released before the times of 'No Man's Sky'. Credit: Hello Games
'Joe Danger' released before the times of 'No Man's Sky'. Credit: Hello Games

Steve Burgess and Chris Symonds, creators of WiiWare launch title LostWinds, and who joined Hello Games a few years back, will spearhead the project.

They'll lend their cartoon-y, detailed eye to bring The Last Campfire, and its characters, to life. The game follows "a story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home".

An official release date hasn't been announced yet, but a Steam page is up and running already. No Man's Sky was first announced in 2013, releasing three years later. Don't expect the wait to be so long for The Last Campfire, though. It'll be be the size of just the one planet, in comparison.

'The Last Campfire' will be Hello Games' next project. Credit: Hello Games
'The Last Campfire' will be Hello Games' next project. Credit: Hello Games

What do you think about this news? Are you a Hello Games fan? Did you like No Man's Sky? Will you play The Last Campfire? Make sure you let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Hello Games

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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