The folks over at Hello Games definitely know that players are curious about the giant snake. Actually, Sean Murray, the director of No Man’s Sky, got asked directly during an AMA on Reddit whether or not the creatures were still in the game.


“Oh man, I hate questions like this, because like wouldn’t you just rather discover for yourself?,” Murray wrote. “Huge creatures are out there, and I haven’t seen them on streams yet. They are rare.”

The wildest thing about all of this is that the giant snake may not even be the most out-there monster hiding within the game. In a 2014 interview with Game Informer, Sean Murray said that Hello Games was refraining from showing the public creatures that were particularly alien. He also noted that creatures would change depending on your in-game location:

Game Informer: So they’re going to be freakier and more abstract in the final game?

Sean Murray: Yeah, that’s possible, and that will happen actually more and more towards the center of the galaxy.


I don’t know about you, but knowing that things get weirder toward the center of the galaxy actually motivates me to keep exploring within the game, especially if it means I might encounter cool giant animals.

Eventually, someone may or may not find the giant snake from the trailers. For now, though, the discussion and speculation around the giant worm is one of the best things about No Man’s Sky, because it means that aspects of the game are taking on a myth-like status. I’ve seen people online who think images of the giant snake aren’t real, but rather just Photoshops. I’ve seen people show off discovered planets with giant corridors, which may or may not have been dug by the native wildlife. I’ve heard mysterious moans and cries on certain planets that I can’t for the life of me figure out where they’re coming from. Is it just ambient noise? Is there something enormous out there, beyond the horizon?


I can’t wait to find out.