No Man’s Sky has a lot of mysteries hidden within its massive world. Amidst all of the 18 quintillion+ planets, there are different story paths and even different endings that players can encounter. One of the primary goals of the game has been to reach the center of the universe, but some players can finish their journeys without making it there.
We won’t spoil under what circumstances or by which path it happens, but there is an ending that can crop up without making it to the center. If you really want to know more, and don’t mind huge spoilers, you can check out our explanation here: spoilers inside.
Some players reaching this particular ending mistakenly assume that they have reached the center of the universe, and in much less time than they had hoped. If you do happen to reach an end point in your journey, take note of where you really are.
Currently, nobody really knows what lies at the center of the universe in No Man’s Sky. Thousands of players are still racing towards that goal, warping through time and space to get every closer to solving that mystery. We’ll keep you updated as more mysteries unfurl.
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