No Man's Sky is big.
Bewilderingly big. Bigger than big. 18 quintillion (18 with 18 zeroes after it) planets big.
In the first few days of the game going live in the US, players scanned and identified 10 million animal species wandering around the game. That's more than we've discovered on Earth.
This vast scale, coupled with the game's hands-off approach to tutorials and guides, could leave some players feeling a touch lost when they power up their ship for the first time. Which is why we've asked Sean Murray - founder of Hello Games and creator of No Man's Sky - to give us his top tips for starting out in this brave new world.