During Sony’s E3 Press Conference, Hello Games announced that every aspect of every planet in every solar system in No Man’s Sky is completely destructible.
This mind-blowing fact unlocks a great deal of possiblities, as players could essentially destroy entire aspects of the world without anyone ever knowing. What’s more, it appears as though whenever you destroy aspects of the environment, you’re able to collect particles to be used as resources later. This gives players the opportunity to destroy entire galaxies for gain, something that we haven’t seen in a console game to date.
No two experiences are going to be exactly the same, that much was understood, but now that we know that the environments can be completely broken down and harvested for resources, this certainly changes everything.