With lower than a month to go till No Man’s Sky’s sixth birthday, developer Hi there Video games has lastly, as of in the present day, hit the large two-oh by way of post-launch updates for its ever-expanding exploratory house sim, and the studio’s newest addition – titled Endurance – takes intention at house bases, aiming to make freighters nice once more.
Freighters had been, after all, one in every of No Man’s Sky’s very first post-launch additions, arriving all the way in which again in November 2016 as a part of its game-changing Basis Replace.
Whereas the Basis Replace’s different main addition, base constructing, has undergone a number of revisions within the 12 months’s since its debut, freighters – these large, liveable, expandable house vessels Travellers are actually given early on of their adventures – haven’t, and their restricted constructing blocks have remained an ongoing frustration for gamers like me who’ve lengthy dreamed of setting up one thing a bit extra lavish for his or her residence among the many stars.
That day has lastly come; following a lot of revisions for different core techniques this 12 months, together with house flight and fight, Hi there Video games has now turned its consideration to overhauling freighters, and the outcomes deliver new instruments enabling gamers get a bit fancier with their creations, constructing the whole lot from exterior walkways to home windows overlooking the cosmos – which means I’d lastly be capable to assemble the scenic deep-space cocktail lounge of my goals.
Different modifications to freighters embody a reworked bridge – offering prompt entry to warping and teleportation – plus specifically themed areas, new options for rising meals and manufacturing, plus a choice of new applied sciences giving gamers the chance to scan and analyse planets from house amongst different issues. Moreover, freighters now have expanded crews, including a bit extra life to rooms and corridors.
Alongside the freighter overhaul, Hi there Video games has additionally continued its aesthetic refresh of outer house within the Endurance replace. Most notably, asteroids have been reworked to supply extra selection (they will additionally now seem in bigger, denser formations, with 1000’s on-screen directly), and gamers can even admire new Interstellar-style black holes, nebulae, house storms, and different assorted house atmospherics.
When gamers aren’t tinkering round with their new toys in No Man’s Sky’s sandbox, they will even have the chance to embark on a brand new limited-time expedition, generally known as Polestar – targeted on a capital ship voyage – in addition to new combat-focused Nexus missions. Moreover, there is a new Twitch Drops marketing campaign incoming, bringing a contemporary choice of rewards.
No Man’s Sky’s Endurance replace is offered now on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC (full patch notes will be discovered right here), and will probably be included as a part of the upcoming Swap model, which is because of launch on seventh October.