In practice, it’s what No Man’s Sky should have been when it launched in 2016. A vast open planetary system of planets, asteroid fields, outlaw outposts and cosmic secrets. You can hold ‘R’ to enter hyperdrive at any time while in space and you’ll instantly zoom through blankets of space rock, burn through a planet’s atmosphere and touch down on its surface in real-time. No loading screens or cutscenes (unless you fast travel, that is), just the transition from dogfighting to exploration in a matter of moments. You can’t ever leave your ship, but even confined to the cockpit of various vessels the sheer scope of its setting evokes a real Mass Effect vibe.