@David, imagine playing No Man's Sky with a VR set. In the console arena, No Man's Sky will be a PS4 exclusive and the game will simultaneously release for the PC. An i5 3rd gen, GTX 750 and 8GB of ram should enable the game to be playable.
Spore (2008) was similar to this game in many ways. Spore was not a huge hit in term of sales but, it was good as taking a single cell organism and developing it to reach the center of the galaxy was a great experience.