A decade ago, at the Spike Video Game Awards, Hello Games made a splash by announcing the wildly ambitious sci-fi exploration game No Man’s Sky. This evening, at the 2023 edition of The Game Awards, the studio did it again, revealing Light No Fire. This time, instead of offering a massive universe of different planets to explore, the game is focused on a single, incredibly detailed world.
According to Hello’s Sean Murray, the game has been in development for the last five years by a small team. He describes it as “the first real open world” with no boundaries, which also has an online multiplayer component. From the trailer it appeared to have elements like crafting and mining, and also the ability to ride flying mounts.
Here’s the official description:
Light No Fire is a game about adventure, building, survival, and exploration together. Set on a fantasy planet the size of Earth, it brings the depth of a role playing game to the freedom of a survival sandbox.
Of course, it was a long road from that initial announcement of No Man’s Sky. After being revealed in 2013, it finally launched in 2016 and has since come to a wide range of platforms and grown thanks to a steady stream of updates. Last year, it hit version 4.0, and already in 2023, it’s expanded to the Mac and PlayStation VR2.
No word yet on a release date or platforms, though Light No Fire does have a Steam page.