In the event you’ve been itching to show to the darker facet in No Man’s Sky, developer Howdy Video games’ exploratory house sim has you coated in its new Outlaws replace, giving gamers the prospect to commerce their lifetime of comparatively healthful interplanetary meandering and base constructing for one in all slightly extra prison pursuits as they tackle the position of fearsome house pirates.
Simply as February’s Sentinels replace sought to enhance floor fight, Outlaws goals to do the identical for house fight. Which means higher ship dealing with, shields for enemy starships, plus visible enhancements and numerous specialist secondary results for weapons. The latter as an example, would possibly give gamers the power to gradual enemy engines or disable their defend techniques. Moreover, fight can now transfer down right into a planet’s environment and AI pirates may even assault your settlements – and if all that sounds somewhat intimidating, Howdy Video games has launched a brand new Auto-Observe mode to enhance fight accessibility.
Elsewhere, there is a brand-new class of ship within the type of the smooth, solar-powered, and slightly unimaginatively named Photo voltaic Starship (plus the utmost variety of ships gamers can retailer has now been elevated to 9), and it is now potential to create squadrons, recruiting and upgrading AI wingmen, every with their very own distinctive skills, for help in battle. Oh, and all ships now have high-capacity (and expandable) cargo inventories for specialist items.
And sure, specialist items embrace unlawful contraband that gamers wishing to show to a lifetime of space-crime can now smuggle across the galaxy for large payouts – so long as they will keep away from the Sentinels. Unlawful items will be bought at Outlaw Stations present in new outlaw techniques. These are “harmful, lawless locations” the place fight is extra frequent, and the place gamers can tackle pirate missions, purchase black-market know-how, and people aforementioned unlawful items. And even perhaps a solid passport to assist evade authorities.
You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of these new actions in No Man’s Sky’s newest replace trailer above. Outlaws shall be obtainable to obtain on all platforms right this moment, and full patch notes will be discovered on Howdy Video games’ web site for those who’re desperate to study extra.