Thanks to its divisive and ultimately off-putting gameplay, the vast majority of people never got anywhere near the close of No Man's Sky, despite Hello Games' Sean Murray touting that there would be something special at the centre of the galaxy.
Still, many pressed on, going through what must've been hundreds of hours of gameplay, just to uncover this special secret. Would it be some sort of interpretational image? A sound recording? A plot dump that made everything make way more sense?
Nope, it was nothing. Like literally, n-o-t-h-i-n-g.
Rather than attempt to put anything at the end of the road, No Man's Sky's 'ending' is a giant reset button. You click on the centre of the galaxy in an attempt to visit it, and rather than do so, the galaxy map zooms out.
It zooms out for a good five minutes, undoing all the progress you've made, until you're right back at the beginning, the game hand-waving away all expectations and progress, before feeling as though it's whispering, "Go on then, do it all again!"