No Man's Sky
"No Man's Sky" from game publishers Hello Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment Facebook/No Man's Sky

It has been almost a week since cassette tapes linked to "No Man's Sky" came out, and gamers are still clueless on whether these are a sign of things to come. There are 16 cassette tapes to decipher from Hello Games, which may be nothing more than garbage. Could the company be trying to throw the gamers off?

As mentioned in a previous post, the unexplained messages have gotten folks pondering on the mysterious tapes part of the goody bags from Hello Games. Aside from these tapes, there were other items included, such as a poster. Were these meant to send a message across? Or are they merely playing mind games?

The answer could go either way. Hence, the best way is to decipher those tapes from Hello Games and figure out what the audio is all about. So far, each tape has become weirder and weirder. Side A ocarried mostly the score for "No Man's Sky" while the ambient sounds comprised the B side. There were hints of seeing portals and gateways, which make sense if the "Pathfinder" update is inserted into the mix.

There is no telling what lies ahead for "No Man's Sky." With those mysterious tapes throwing some people off, there are others who have moved forward and stumbled upon a game called "Waking Titan." The worldwide ARG game may be a bit odd compared to "No Man's Sky," though there are breadcrumbs pointed out by Kotaku. Among them include building on map locations, radio stations and others that render repeated references to "No Man's Sky."

The kicker comes in the "Waking Titan" code "(MDEzRDowMDc4OjA3MjQ6MDA1Ng==)." When converted from base64 to ASCII, "013D:0078:0724:0056" was returned, tied up by a Reddit user referring to the coordinates within "No Man's Sky." So are these two games connected? If one goes deeper into the strings of letters and numbers, it certainly seems so.

The cassette tapes and the "Waking Titan" have totally thrown gamers in disarray as of writing. They could hint at something big, or then again, at nothing. Hello Games is still doing its share of providing updates to improve "No Man's Sky," and these are unofficially being tied up to the ambitious space exploration game still hanging in there.