In an endless universe of infinite possibilities, where would you most like to go? If your answer is Guildford High Street, then, hey, youre in luck, as fearless space explorers can now visit west Surreys most glamorous locale in No Mans Sky.
Perhaps, first, a quick introduction for those whove yet to experienced the marvels of Guildford High Street for themselves; its the epicentre of a small town situated around 40 miles south-west of London that just so happens to be a thriving hub for the UKs game development scene.
Poke around and youll find the likes of Supermassive, Media Molecule, EA, Room developer Fireproof Games, Criterion, Ubisoft – and, of course, No Mans Sky developer Hello Games.
Needless to say, its the latter that inspired one plucky No Mans Sky creator, going by the name Rasdar07, to build Guildford High Street in-game – a feat that they say took four days. “Started the build 2 months ago but my PC started to malfunction so I couldnt continue,” they explained on Twitter. “Last week I got back in NMS and continued the build, and thats the result”.
Those eager to get a taste of Rasdar07s digital deep-space replica, which apparently even includes building interiors, and admire Hello Games intergalactic offices from afar, can do so by firing up an in-game portal and entering the co-ordinates shown in the bottom corner of the image below. Twitch streamer LordFrobozz has also done a video walkthrough (starting around the 1hr 46m mark) if you prefer.
4 days, started the build 2 months ago but my PC started to malfunction so i couldnt continue the build, it was very early at that point tho, last week i got back in nms and continued the build, and thats the result pic.twitter.com/lBETfgusaQ
— Joan 07 (@Rasdar07) October 18, 2022
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It has also just occurred to me that Switch/Steam Deck owners can now visit Guildford High Street in No Mans Sky while standing on Guildford High Street in real-life. Technology!
Guildford High Street isnt the only modern wonder to have been recreated in No Mans Sky using the games surprisingly powerful build tools. Back in 2018, one enterprising No Mans Sky fan built a giant Sean Murray face on a planets surface, almost visible from space.