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No Man's Sky save overhaul headlines a new PC and PS4 update

The work to improve No Man's Sky continues with an overhaul of the save system in patch 1.38 released on PC and PS4 today.

Change Log

By Robert Purchese Published 06/10/2017

Improvements & changes



    • Made the temperature range of dead planets more varied
    • In-flight weather effects now vary in strength based on height
    • The Analysis Visor can now be used to scan farm plants and see the remaining growth time
    • Analysis Visor can scan ships to determine their class, type and value at a distance
    • The Analysis Visor can be used to see the approximate distance of resources discovered with the Scanner
    • Added error message when no outpost is found by the economy scanner
    • Added the ability to skip black bars when discovering a planet or solar system
    • Prevented the cursor being reset to the center of the page as you switch between pause menus
    • Trade outposts now provide hazard protection
    • Added a chance for pirates to spawn earlier than usual when a player warps into a certain systems, to add more variety to exploration and trading
    • Galactic map now respects user mouse sensitivity settings
    • Galactic map now respects user control inversion settings
    • Prevented trade terminals having a negative quantity of stock
    • Made trading terminal stock values replenish over time
    • Separated stock levels for trading posts and space stations in the same system
    • Lush biomes in survival mode now occasionally exist without an aggressive sentinel presence
    • Reduced cursor UI slowdown when using a pad
    • Improved NPC ship target selection in space battles, prevented them reacting to accidental player fire
    • Added exotic ship audio for AI and NPC ships
    • Added ability to transfer items to and from containers in your base or freighter
    • Added tooltip text to explain the planet icons on the discovery page
    • Added ability to sell items from ship cargo slots at terminals
    • Storms on humid/lush planets are no longer toxic; humid/lush planets now have a chance of their rain being very hot. Note: no new storms have been added, and the frequency of storms has not been adjusted. Humid planets that previously had freezing rain storms in 1.3 have had that storm type changes to heated rain.
    • Added ability to transfer items from cargo slots during maintenance interactions
    • Improved trading by giving NPCs independent stock levels
    • Made NPCs who give directions refer to a wider spread of locations
    • Added ability to rebind the discard key
Bug fixes



    • Fixed an issue where some delivery missions would continuously tell players to visit other systems
    • Fixed an issue where the requirements to complete some missions could change as you spoke to NPCs
    • Fixed scaling issues with creature feeding icons
    • Fixed an issue where mining units would occasionally incorrectly produce Heridium
    • Prevented mining units being placed inside each other
    • Fixed an issue where base parts, including storage containers, built outside the base building radius in unlimited building mode would not be transferred when the player moved to a new base
    • Fixed an issue where storm-prone planets could be labelled as 'Mild'. Storm frequency has not been adjusted - the text should now more accurately describe weather conditions.
    • Fixed an issue where the terrain manipulator audio would occasionally continue after terrain editing completed
    • Fixed an issue where the terrain manipulator hologram would remain in one location after subtracting from the terrain
    • Fixed an issue where the terrain manipulator would occasionally create longer lines than intended
    • Fixed an issue where the ship crosshair would appear at incorrect times
    • Fixed the Upload All button on the discovery page not deactivating after being used
    • Corrected button prompts in the ship combat wiki
    • Restored Spectral Class to the galaxy map text
    • Prevented users occasionally falling outside the trading post platform when exiting their ship
    • Prevented traders from attacking pirates which are far out of their range
    • Fixed an issue where NPC ships would stop outside the entrance of freighters and space stations in systems with no trade routes
    • Fixed an issue where smaller freighters and containers could not be destroyed
    • Corrected Roamer and Rover inventories appearing incorrectly in the transfer window
    • Added protection to allow the Mind Arc step of the Artemis story to be completed even if a player deletes their base
    • Fixed issue where a blue eye icon would occasionally appear over the crosshair
    • Fixed an issue where the Space Anomaly could remain in the player's home system indefinitely
    • Fixed an issue with dismantling tech on ship compare screens not correctly destroying the tech
    • Fixed an issue where unbinding a key would exit the control menu
    • Fixed an issue where selecting a new key binding could accidentally result in it being set to a mouse button
    • Fixed an issue where the Space Anomaly mission had no objective text in the log.
    • Fixed an issue where some players who should have been able to restart distant missions were unable to do so
    • Fixed an issue which could cause excess stacked inventory items to be lost
 

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No Man's Sky Xbox One Release Confirmed, Big Update Coming To All Versions

No Man's Sky is coming to Xbox One alongside a big new update, developer Hello Games has announced. The game's Xbox One release is coming at some point in 2018, while the update is also coming for free to PS4 and PC this year.


All previous expansions--Foundation, Pathfinder, and Atlas Rises--will be included in the Xbox One release, while the upcoming update will also be pre-installed. The game's Xbox One box art states it will be enhanced for Xbox One X with 4K and HDR capabilities, but no details on those features have been announced.

 

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No Man's Sky's next big update adds full multiplayer, out in July

No Man's Sky's next big update, which introduces a proper multiplayer mode to Hello Games' ambitious space exploration sim, will launch on July 24th.

The news comes via Hello Games' Sean Murray, who made the announcement during an appearance on Microsoft's latest Inside Xbox livestream. Murray also spent a few moments offering a broad overview of the update's new multiplayer features.

Next, as the update is known, was described as No Man's Sky's "biggest update so far" when it was revealed in March, and Murray says that it will fuse a "full multiplayer experience" to the game's increasingly rich blend of survival, exploration, crafting, flying, and questing.
 

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We always wanted No Man’s Sky to grow and develop after it released. I’m happy we’ve been able to do that.

I am so proud of the team at Hello Games, what they did was incredible. Over the years of development the average team size was 6, the final team was just 15 people at launch. No Man’s Sky has grown to be a very broad game, ambitious, technically unique and very pretty at times, all the more impressive for a team that is still small.

Whilst I couldn’t be prouder of the team, I personally made mistakes. I could talk all day about things I personally would change. Certainly one regret is that the intensity and drama of launch left no room for communication with the community.

We decided instead to focus on development rather than words. Following Foundation, Pathfinder and Atlas Rises, we really want to include you, the community, more.

We know that a million gamers played on the day we launched Atlas Rises. That everyone who bought Atlas Rises played for 45 hours on average and 90% rated it positively. We know that 20% of players hit over 100 hours, and 5% hit over 1000. We know that over 200 million hours of No Man’s Sky have been played to date. It makes us happy, but desperate to communicate better.

A little while after the release of No Man’s Sky NEXT, Hello Games has planned its first season of weekly content and community events. This will be free for all players, with no microtransactions.

We are also launching a new website dedicated to the community, which we’re calling the Galactic Atlas. The site features points of interest in the No Man’s Sky Euclid Galaxy, all nominated by you through the survey we created earlier this month. This will grow in functionality and expand over time, in part through your feedback.

The surveys for Atlas Rises will stay open until the launch of NEXT, so there is still an opportunity to contribute to the archive!



One day I hope to reach a point where I feel No Man’s Sky is “finished”, but luckily there’s still so much more we want to do. Working on NEXT feels important to us, but I know it’s not the end of the journey. We know the journey would be more fun together.

Thank you for playing No Man’s Sky, thank you for playing Waking Titan, and we hope you enjoy everything still to come.

Sean
 

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For anyone who has started playing No Mans Sky recently or got back into it again (like me) since the excellent NEXT update and XB1 release, this video gives some great tips.
 

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No Man's Sky Money - How to earn Units with Whispering Eggs, and the fastest way to earn money in No Man's Sky

Money is tight in No Man's Sky. You've got ships to buy and new Exosuit/weapons expansions to pay for if you want to do well in No Man's Sky, you're going to need to earn some cash.

Fortunately, there are a pretty wide range of methods for doing so. Money - referred to in-game as Units - can be earned through mining, trading, piracy, and even botany in No Man's Sky, and as such there's a fair bit of confusing or contradictory advice over how best to go about earning it, particularly when you want to do so as quickly or efficiently as possible.
 

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NEXT Patch 1.55 Released

Statement by Sean Murray

Hello everyone,

After the initial round of addressing high priority stability and performance issues, the team have been working intensely on a large number of gameplay fixes and improvements. As always, thank you for playing the game and taking the time to report any issues you encounter!

We have now released update 1.55 to PC, PS4, and Xbox One, which includes the fixes and improvements detailed below.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a memory leak in the UI
  • Fixed a number of crashes to do with freighters
  • Fixed a crash that affected particular planets
  • Fixed a crash that could occur while creating a race track in a borrowed Exocraft
  • Reduced texture memory usage to improve overall stability
  • Fixed an issue where players would get stuck in The Purge mission
  • Fixed an issue where players would get stuck in the Ghost in the Machine mission
  • Fixed an issue where players would receive incorrect mission instructions while returning with the Mind-Arc
  • Fixed an issue where Sentinels would chase players forever if they did not complete the final Weapon Specialist mission
  • Fixed an issue that was causing dialogue and rewards at certain found buildings to repeat (including Traveller graves and portal glyphs)
  • Fixed an issue that caused players upgrading their save to not have any primary missions if they were on the tutorial for expanding their inventory when they upgraded to NEXT
  • Fixed an issue that prevented pre-NEXT saves from accessing the Base Computer Archive missions
  • Fixed an issue where some non-existent base parts were showing in the Guide
  • Fixed an issue where legacy saves would not know the recipe for microchips, the large refiner and some advanced survival products
  • Fixed an issue where trade commodities were not available for sale in the space station
  • Fixed an issue where player ships could shoot themselves in multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where some base parts were not available in the blueprint analyser
  • Fixed an issue where players would get stuck if they died before using the Navigation Data in the tutorial
  • Fixed an issue where the labels of hot / cold thermal protection upgrades were the wrong way around
  • Fixed an issue where the Efficient Launch Thruster upgrade was not learnable in space stations
  • Fixed an issue where terrain edits caused by building parts would regenerate in multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where Base Computers placed inside other bases could not be deleted
  • Fixed some instances of an issue where ships would all spawn on the same landing pad
  • Fixed a number of incorrect refiner recipes
  • Expanded the available refiner recipes
  • Removed the chance to get nanites from Buried Technology Modules
  • Reduced the frequency of storms in some situations
  • Slightly increased the cost of launch fuel, but made one canister entirely refill the thrusters
  • In normal mode, slightly reduced the base rates of hazard and life support fuel usage
  • Slightly reduced the radius at which Sentinel drones will investigate players
  • Reduced the time required to scan discoveries with the Analysis Visor
  • Increased the recharge rate of the jetpack when onboard a Space Station
  • Since the release of No Man’s Sky NEXT, farm plants have grown in real-world time (rather than game time), allowing farms to continue growing while you are away from the game. As a consequence, adjusted farming times + prices.
  • Placed the Space Anomaly marker on the entrance to the Anomaly rather than the centre of the model
  • Fixed an issue where mission markers would not attach to the correct base
  • Reduced the number of whispering eggs around Abandoned Buildings
  • Fixed an issue with rain audio
  • Added audio to the target tagging UI
  • Fixed a bug in the auto-aim system concerning large creatures
  • Reduced the critical hit zone for biological horrors
  • Fixed an issue in creature replication that could cause creatures to freeze
  • Fixed an issue where mordite would not be awarded to the correct player when killing creatures in multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the third person camera to turn sluggishly
  • Fixed an issue where players respawning in Survival mode would have no life support and rapidly die again
  • Fixed an issue where some of Nada + Polo’s missions had untranslated text
  • Fixed an issue where some of the procedural missions given by NPCs had untranslated text
  • Fixed an issue where some exotic biomes incorrectly reported their weather as fine or calm
  • Fixed an issue where chairs did not display their text correctly
  • Fixed an issue where the launch fuel tutorial did not trigger correctly
  • Fixed a number of incorrect timings of mission update messages
  • Fixed an issue where activating the torch did not close the quick menu
  • Fixed an issue where Infra-Knife accelerator projectiles would originate from behind the player’s ship.
  • Fixed an issue where the freighter would not be visible to other players in multiplayer
  • Fixed a number of issues where expeditions would reward the wrong player in multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where fleet frigates would return to the wrong location on completion of an expedition.
  • Fixed an issue where changing between first and third person camera while on a ladder would break player animations.
  • Fixed an issue where players would lose access to the main menu after reloading a save just after upgrading to NEXT
  • On PC, pressing P will default to opening the Log rather than Options. Options continues to be the default option for Esc.
  • Fixed an issue where Korvax eye textures would become misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue where falling animations would not play
  • Fixed an issue where the player would play the sliding animation while swimming
  • Fixed an issue that would stop players from firing or reloading their Multi-Tool in specific situations
  • Fixed an issue where Multi-Tool lasers would bend in the wrong direction.
  • Fixed an issue where the Multi-Tool glitched while going into the Analysis Visor
  • Fixed a number of issues for players in specific timezones

If you experience any issues, let us know by submitting a bug report.

Thank you,

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Today the team behind No Man’s Sky launched its first batch of promised weekly content and community activities. Fans of the spacefaring game will now be able to participate in a new quest, and earn in-game cosmetic items for their effort.

Seasonal content was just one of the promised features enabled by Hello Games’ recent, game-changing update, Next. According to today’s announcement on the game’s official website, the first bit of No Man’s Sky season one will focus on Specialist Polo and Priest Entity Nada. It is only available to players who have unlocked one of the game’s three main quest lines, specifically the Space Anomaly mission in that series.​

The first batch of items will include:

Six new base building parts;
  • Six new base building parts;
  • Three decals;
  • A new emote;
  • And additional options for character customization.
Hello Games also said that more than 50 additional items will be added in the next few weeks, including exocraft and more customizations.
 

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No Man’s Sky 1.59 Update

No Man’s Sky 1.59 Update: New Mission

First of all, the update addresses a brand new community mission. The official notes read:

“Beginning on Thursday 6th September, (Specialist Polo) will reach out to all explorers and once again request their assistance in documenting the changes taking place in the fabric of reality.”

The mission involves conducting tests on the fauna of a planet in order to examine the correlation between their diets and Hex Core contamination. The reward for this mission is Quicksilver, which can be exchanged for some brand new items at Polo’s Quicksilver Synthesis Bot. These items include new base building parts, the customizable Blazing Orbit helmet, and “a pair of touching decal portraits of Nada and Polo themselves.” It has also been stated that the Quicksilver Synthesis Bot will have even more new items on offer over the coming weeks. Also, the update includes a brand new laughing gesture, which allows Travellers “to experience joy,” so you can rejoice after collecting all of that Quicksilver.

No Man’s Sky 1.59 Update: Patch Notes

So, the patch notes, when broken down, basically reveal the following information about the No Man’s Sky PS4 update and its Xbox equivalent:

New items have been added to Polo’s Quicksilver Synthesis Bot, as mentioned above. Over the coming weeks, more items will be added, too. After this, the rest of the patch notes deal with bug fixes.

The first fix is in relation to saving your discoveries. Apparently, some people had issues with saving their discoveries, so Hello Games has remedied the issue. Discoveries save as they should now. Also, players with a specific number of inventory slots would have other slots hidden by the game’s UI. As of 1.59, this no longer happens.

Some players encountered difficulties in relation to returning to the correct galaxy after completing certain missions. This, as well as the issue in relation to portals closing prematurely. has been fixed. Players no longer end up at the wrong planet post-mission. Similar bugs have also been removed, as players no longer get stuck on a black screen, and the starship can now land even after a player has changed mission. Players in the wrong galaxy can also return to their home galaxy now, via the first entry in the Space Station Teleport list.

Finally, the bug which caused players with corrupt saves to have no ship upon recovery has been fixed.

No Man’s Sky 1.59: Future Plans

The page that Murray’s tweet links to also includes something rather unusual: a sneak peek at Hello Games’ future plans for No Man’s Sky. These plans include an upcoming bug fix that will allow shared bases to download while players are exploring. Hello Games also plans to change the attack behaviors of Biological Horrors.

Hello Games also plans to enable terrain tesselation on PS4 and Xbox One X, which will enable “detailed terrain height maps without sacrificing performance.”

More options will be added to the appearance customization suite, as the developers hope to increase the diversity of characters in No Man’s Sky. Also, PC players will be able to benefit from Hotkey Bindings now, which will allow them to access menu options quickly by using a keyboard shortcut for the sake of convenience.

The statement concludes with Murray signing off, announcing that there are exciting times ahead for fans of No Man’s Sky, as the Hello Games team will strive to add even more content in the coming weeks.

 

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  • Added a new Exocraft, the Pilgrim. Purchase the blueprints for the Pilgrim Geobay from a Blueprint Analyser.
  • Added an Exocraft Summoning Station that once built on a planet, allowing all owned exocraft to be summoned from anywhere on that planet. Purchase the blueprints for the Exocraft Summoning Station from a Blueprint Analyser.
  • Increased the inventory size of all Exocraft.
  • Increased the base speed of the Colossus.
  • Added upgrade modules for the Exocraft, similar to the modules available for ships, Multi-Tools and the Exosuit. Upgrade Modules are purchasable for Nanites from the Exocraft Technician once their quest chain is complete. Modifiable stats include top speed, boost power, fuel efficiency, gun damage and more.
  • Expanded the Exocraft Quick Menu options to allow all owned and in-range Exocraft to be summoned, not just the current primary Exocraft.
  • Added the ability to customise your Exocraft with unique paint, decals and boost particle options.
  • Added specific technology to customise Exocraft handling, allowing drivers to spec their vehicles for grip or drift.
  • Added a speedometer display to the HUD while driving an Exocraft.
  • Fixed a number of issues with vehicle races, particularly in multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue where Exocraft with laser upgrades could still not mine substances that required an Advanced Mining Laser.
  • Fixed an issue where Exocraft could not mine terrain resources.
  • Fixed an issue where the Race Initiator was not available at the Blueprint Analyser.
  • Improved the performance of terrain tessellation on PC (EXPERIMENTAL).
  • Improved the visuals when highlighting objects with the Analysis Visor.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not lose a 5-Star wanted level.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Blaze Javelin from firing while zoomed in with the Combat Scope.
  • Fixed an issue where players who were on the other side of a portal at the launch of NEXT would see their portal return marker in an invalid position.
  • Fixed an issue where NPCs could use the wrong audio.
  • Fixed an issue where frigate cargo would be lost if inventory space wasn’t available upon landing on the frigate.
  • Fixed an issue where expedition upgrades were not refunded when the expedition was cancelled.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to land on frigates owned by other people in multiplayer.
  • Added the ability to cycle between frigates when viewing the fleet.
  • Fixed an issue where freighters could not be purchased with other players on board.
  • Fleets can now be seen from the planet surface.
  • Fixed an issue where frigates would revert their colours to blue and white.
  • Added display of planetary coordinates to starship dashboard.
  • Fixed a number of issues with player position being saved incorrectly while on the other side of a portal in multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players returning to a Base Computer via a teleporter to spawn inside the Base Computer mesh and be violently ejected.
  • Fixed an issue where players were being asked to build a beacon for the Base Scientist but didn’t know the blueprint.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Delivery missions to require the wrong substance at the hand-in step.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause missions that involved bribery to request an invalid item as the bribe.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Atmosphere Harvester to collect an invalid substance on specific rare biomes.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Atmosphere Harvesters (and other similar remote gathering technology) to run out of fuel and empty its collection hopper when the player left the system.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Automated Mining Units to mine an incorrect substance from terrain resource deposits.
  • Fixed an issue that caused base building warning messages to be displayed immediately after correctly constructing a building.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘Find nearest building’ signal booster option to find only buildings of the same type as the nearest building.
  • Starships will now be placed upon available landing pads when teleporting back to the player’s base.
  • Fixed a number of other issues affecting starship landing and collision.
  • Fixed an issue that could allow multiple starships to be docked on the same landing pad in multiplayer.
  • Non-primary player ships are returned to the freighter when the freighter is called in, preventing them becoming permanently lost or broken.
  • Further improved the system to remove irrelevant bases from the teleport list.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause starship engines to sound too loud.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the camera to swing wildly when launching the starship.
  • Prevented Quick Menu hotkeys from taking effect while other UI panels are open (eg during text chat).
  • Fixed a crash related to the Quick Menu.
  • Fixed an Xbox One-specific crash in networking.
  • Fixed a crash in AI ship behaviour.
  • Fixed a crash in the terrain system when reloading an autosave.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause poor performance on the Discoveries menu.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause excess memory usage on some AMD systems.
 

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No Mans Sky Development Update 6

Hello Everyone!

It’s been exciting to see the range of ways players have been exploring the features introduced in our exocraft update – from pushing the limits of the Pilgrim’s grip and suspension, to matching the colour schemes between bases and exocraft. Thank you so much for playing and for sharing. It really makes us feel like we’re on this journey together with all of you.

Listening to you, the players, is an essential part of this journey for us. This week we are reaching out with a survey to discover more about what the community is most interested in seeing in No Man’s Sky. Please take this opportunity to have your voice heard!

NO MANS SKY EXPLORERS SURVEY

Patch 1.64 Notes
  • Fixed an issue where items could fail to display in the Quicksilver shop.
  • Fixed an issue where Community Research missions could be given deadlines in the distant future.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get trapped when getting out of some ship types.
  • As a temporary measure while investigating a crash on Xbox One X only, we have disabled terrain tessellation.
  • Fixed an issue where players could fail to be given the blueprints for Hydroponic Trays.
  • Fixed an issue where players could fail to be given the blueprints for the plants required by the Farmer.
  • Fixed an issue where players could fail to learn the Circuit Board blueprint at the correct time.
  • Fixed an issue where NPC missions might return to a building that had no NPCs in them.
  • Fixed an issue where players could fail to learn the Glass blueprint at the correct time.
  • Fixed an issue where players could fail to learn the Frigate Fuel blueprints at the correct time.
  • Missions from the Mission Board or planetary NPCs will now display their mission title on the Galaxy Map instead of their current objective, to help manage destinations when multiple missions are active.
  • Tessellation can now be enabled in the graphics options on PC.
 

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No Man's Sky Development Update 7 brings carnivorous plants and Patch 1.65 notes

Development Update

We have another No Man’s Sky update, folks. Last time we talked, we were treated to the Pilgrim Exocraft, along with an overhaul of Exocraft mechanics and customization. This week, patch 1.64 introduces a new Community Research update.

New collectibles are also available for players to grab. You can now find and display statues of the iconic Alpha Vector starship, cast in either, bronze, silver, or gold. There are also two new gadgets available for explorer bases: A spherical hologram and an expanding cube. The planetary hologram can represent any of the many planets a player can visit.

The team is hard at work on future large updates. We are so very close to being able to share something exciting with you, but we’re going to contain our excitement and keep it under wraps for just a little longer, to make sure all the final polish passes are in place.

Thank you for playing and reading these updates!

Thank you so much,
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Version 1.7 of the game sees Hello Games overhaul the underwater rendering and effects, while adding submersible building modules to create underwater seabases, replete with airlocks to contend with water pressure, and the upgradeable Nautilon exocraft with which to explore the ocean bed.

Down there you might find sunken wrecks, treasures and submerged buildings, while there’s more variety in the flora and fauna for you to appreciate and add to your encyclopaedia of alien life. You may also be drawn into The Dreams of the Deep, a new story section which adds hours more content, where you try to discover the fate of a crew of a freighter crash.

The free update it out now for No Man’s Sky on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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No Man's Sky's next major update is Beyond, brings "radical" new online component

Hello Games has unveiled the next major free update heading to its exploratory space sim No Man's Sky. It's called Beyond, is due this summer, and includes a "radical" new online multiplayer component.

No Man's Sky: Beyond is described as the game's "most ambitious chapter so far", and originally began as three separate planned updates before Hello Games made the decision to combine them into one huge update. The studio isn't revealing every feature to be included in Beyond just yet, but has shared early information on the first component, known as No Man's Sky Online.

This, according to the developer, the No Mans Sky Online update will introduce "a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together". It's not entirely clear what this means in practice, but it evidently builds upon the multiplayer features introduced in last year's Next update - which enabled teams of four to play, explore, and create together in No Man's Sky's procedurally generated universe.
 

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No Man's Sky's next major update Beyond gets a mid-August release date

Hello Games has revealed that the exploratory sci-fi sim's long-awaited Beyond update will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on 14th August. Beyond is No Man's Sky's seventh major free update since launch in 2016 (following on from Foundation, Path Finder, Atlas Rises, Next, The Abyss, and Visions), and is the "most ambitious chapter so far" according to its developer.

Beyond will consist of three major components, the first being full VR Support, the second is called No Man's Sky Online and will deliver "a radical new social and multiplayer experience"but that is all the details we have on that and then we still have the mystery 3rd component which is yet to be revealed....

 

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No Man's Sky: Beyond's 'third pillar' makes it the perfect point to jump in


It's incredible to chart just how far No Man's Sky has come in just over three years. The latest trailer for next week's Beyond update, cut neatly to 65daysofstatic's driving soundtrack, invites comparisons to our very first glimpses of No Man's Sky - boldy so, you might say, after some of the controversies around the launch as expectation and reality didn't quite match up for some. But it goes to illustrate how No Man's Sky has evolved, surely surpassing anyone's expectations of what it would be.

The Beyond update pushes No Man's Sky further still, introducing features and improvements that might come as a surprise even to those who've been following its progress since Hello Games announced it earlier this year.
 

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Hello Games not yet done with No Man’s Sky updates, plans ‘ambitious additions’

In a post on the game’s official blog, Hello Games said that its team has settled into the “new normal” of working remotely, a transition that has allowed the developer to “take a moment and look back” on its journey with No Man’s Sky. Four substantial content updates have been released for the game for free in the past five months as well as even larger content updates before those.

However they have said they arent done there and have even bigger and more ambitious plans for content through 2020 and onwards.
 
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