IGN continues its "IGN First" series on No Man's Sky. The water in the desert morsel for us today is a brief video where the perpetually cagey Sean Murray describes the inspirations behind the game he is creating. In particular he drew from Frank Herbert's Dune, and games like Elite, Star Fire and various text adventures. I can definitely see the Dune influence on the game, although I think there's some Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke in there as well.
And no, sadly there is STILL no release date.