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'No Man's Sky' Players Rebuild The 'Oblivion' Imperial City And I'm In Awe

'No Man's Sky' Players Rebuild The 'Oblivion' Imperial City And I'm In Awe

We're all Adoring Fans after seeing this.

Imogen Donovan

Imogen Donovan

Two No Man's Sky players have spent (metaphorical) blood, sweat and tears recreating the Imperial City from The Elder Scrolls V: Oblivion, and there are no words for our amazement.

There's always that age old question, that classic conversation starter - what would you do with a time machine? Well, witnessing this stunning creation has led me to an answer. I would save this screenshot, pop it on a memory stick, flick the switches and swivel the dials to four years into the past, and catch a train to Guildford in the UK. I'd walk into Hello Games with confidence, seeing developers scurry this way and that like elves in Santa's workshop, all extremely jittery with caffeine. Gather round, gather round, I'd say, co-opting one of the empty desktops. I'm going to show you something you won't believe.

At this point, in 2016, No Man's Sky was going through a rough patch and that's an understatement and a half. The issue was that the hype for the game that offered over 18 quintillion planets in a procedurally generated universe had gotten out of hand. Hello Games was made up of a modest team, and the leaked copies of No Man's Sky crashed too often and those players completed the game's core storyline very quickly. The day one patch attempted to address these problems yet the damage had been done. No Man's Sky was derided in the gaming community, and it seemed that there would be no turning back.

But! Further updates were rolled out in time, including the humongous Next which added multiplayer, cooperative base building, competitive combat, and underwater exploration. Since then, the game has only gone from strength to strength, and other titles that have experienced similar issues plan to take a leaf out of Hello Games' book. If the team then could know the journey that their labours would take, it would have made the stress of those first twelve months a little lighter, I hope.

Reddit users BoidGaming and Ellokoqc presented their astonishing build to the community, and the response has been massive. Even better still is the fact that you can visit the planet where the creation is located and walk around the impressive structure which is made of more than 3,000 pieces. Clearly, it's a love letter to both titles, and even Sean Murray noticed the achievement and shared it to the official No Man's Sky Twitter account. BoidGaming also tours other bases in the game, as an appreciation of craft and the time spent on these brilliant creations. As for me, I'm pretty proud of the rainforest I planted in Animal Crossing, though I guess it's not quite on the same level as taming the environment of a hostile planet.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda, Hello Games

Topics: News, No Man's Sky