One awesome feature of video games is when they are "open world," meaning that you can essentially choose your own adventure. You can follow the main quest or do something a little bit different. You can make moral choices that play into your character development and how other characters react to you. Recent examples of this phenomenon include "Fallout 4," "Just Cause 3" and "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate."
Imagine, however, a game that is "open universe" -- a system that is based on procedural generation. That is the promise of a new game called "No Man's Sky," which recently pushed back its expected release date this month to August. The game has been generating excitement based on its many preview videos, which you can see here; space geek and late-show host Stephen Colbert was among those wowed by the game.
Here are some screenshots of the game, which will be released Aug. 9 for Playstation 4 and PC.