It took a little bit of time to get this working properly, but now very big maps are created on the fly and the player will be able to explore large areas, part of the game will take place on land where away teams will have to explore.
Here is a better screenshot of a desert biome with some rocks and
plants. Planets will be different in many ways, like the day/night
cycle depending on the rotation speed of the planet,
gravity will affect how fast/slow your crew will be able to walk, weather will also be part of the game and will affect your crew, in the
screenshot below the desert will affect how confortable your crew will
be since the hot and dry environment may cause a lot of stress for some
A closer look of your character in desert.
There will be a wide variety of biomes to explore, more to come soon.