No Man's Sky just received another massive update, dropping in loads of new content for players new and old to plow through. And speaking of "new players," those who haven't played the game yet might want to consider picking it up now that it's been discounted by about 60 percent on both the PlayStation 4 and PC.
While No Man's Sky was critically panned at launch for "under-delivering" on expectations, the team at Hello Games has remained dedicated to a fan base that has remained equally invested in the game. Several months back, No Man's received a huge update that introduced loads of new content, including much-requested features like bases, ground vehicles and easier modes of travel.
Today, Hello Games has introduced Update 1.3, which they're calling "Atlas Rises." Along with an updated 30-hour campaign, overhauled game systems and the like, players will be getting all sorts of quality-of-life improvements and the first steps toward full multiplayer integration.
If you prefer to see things broken down a bit more, here's the main list of changes Hello Games has introduced with Atlas Rises. It's pretty impressive and, yep, it's being offered to the players at no additional charge.
*30 hours of branching story and deeper lore
*Procedurally generated guild missions
*Much deeper interstellar trading
*Star Systems have varying wealth, conflict and economies
*Overhauled Space combat controls, weapons and AI
*Portal stargates enable quick travel
*Terrain manipulation for more complex bases
*New farming and mining interactions bring increased depth
*Increased biome variety and Rare exotic biomes
*Analysis visor & discovery improvements
*Galaxy map and many other UI improvements
*New S Class ship designs
*Low altitude flight and the ability to crash your ship
*Crashed Freighters to salvage on planets
As some have stated across various forums, it has taken a year, but Hello Games has now pretty much delivered on the game folks were expecting before launch. We're not going to argue over whose fault those expectations were, and will instead choose to focus on the positives of seeing a developer truly stick with a project and continue to make it better by leaps and bounds.
And as Gamespot is reporting, those who haven't played No Man's Sky yet might want to finally give it a gander. It's been drastically discounted on both the PC and PlayStation 4 and, after all of these updates, it's hard to argue that it isn't worth the new, much lower price. No Man's has been marked down to $24 on all markets, and it can even be ordered from Amazon for $23.