No Man’s Sky Update Aims to Improve Story, Adds Quick Travel

No Man’s Sky Update Aims to Improve Story, Adds Quick Travel

Developer Hello Games is continuing to support No Man’s Sky, with a new update slated to arrive around the exploration title’s first anniversary this week. Patch 1.3 – also called Atlas Rises – will be free to all owners. It aims to improve the game’s story, and introduce fast travel.

Here’s a brief rundown, from an email developer Sean Murray sent to players:

Update 1.3 will release this week and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players. We're calling it Atlas Rises. It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. Patch notes will be made available shortly before the update goes live. What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.

This reveal follows a lengthy alternate reality game called Waking Titan. Select players were sent cassettes and other clues, which they used to uncover details about the patch.

No Man’s Sky launched last year, to a tepid critical response. Some fans were dissatisfied with the game, often citing promotional material that didn’t align with game’s final image.

Source: Polygon


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Comments Comments (5)

Posted by Ryzlin
On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 7:23 PM
In another year it might be ready for a full release! I joke (sort of). It is nice that they're still working on the game however, despite the fact that a lot of initial players look at it with scorn.
Posted by captain X nz
On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 9:28 PM
Thanks for the reminder about the 'tepid critical response' it must have slipped my mind.

Still fancy a bit of VR in there though.
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 10:07 AM
Good to see they are still giving it support to get it where they want. Hard thing will be to figure out when the best time to jump into it if you haven't like me. Might give it another year or two first lol.
Posted by czk51
On Friday 11 Aug 2017 7:58 AM
I still really like the game but grinding fuel for my engine just burned me out. I think the biggest change needed is the exploration. Each planet, fauna and critter-life feels the same. There's no reward for exploring these planets. There's really nothing that makes you sit back and think 'how lucky am I to have found this amazing planet?'. I think it needs that wow factor that wore off after the first few systems explored.
Posted by xKuddles
On Saturday 12 Aug 2017 6:01 PM
I'm happy they're still making improvements to the game considering it's first release was a major let down. Getting the hype back as well as the No Mans Sky fanbase will be tricky though but with a lot of work this game can become what it was suppose to originally be. We just have to believe and support the devs!