No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update Released

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update Released

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update Released

No Man's Sky, a game about space exploration, released just over a year ago.

Players who come close to each other will see their fellow travellers visualised as unusual floating orbs, and will be able to travel with them and meet up on other planets. Other players will appear as floating orbs of light and the voice chat is proximity based, so stick close to your friends once you find them. But now, portals that can fast travel you to different planets are a reality.

No Man's Sky has released several updates this past year which have helped to satisfy fans of the game. It'll also double the lore and interactions of the existing game. Instead, it was a lovely universe with potential for a fun game to take place in it, released far too early with far too many unrealistic expectations.

Other additions will include crashed freighters to loot, terrain editing, and the ability to summon your ship if you get a little lost.

As with the two previous expansions to No Man's Sky, November's Foundation update and March's Path Finder update, the Atlas Rises update is full of changes and fixes based on community feedback.

Additionally, the first big change players will notice in No Man's Sky is the graphical overhaul.

The Atlas Rises update also brings more variety to No Man's Sky, just as the Foundation and Path Finder updates did.

Speaking of which, there's now a Mission Agent in space stations that will hand out procedurally generated missions in scanning, trading, combat and exploration categories.

Add or remove terrain to mold the landscape as you see fit, anywhere on any planet. Hello Games have already teased a more function co-op multiplayer in a future update and they are calling this integration of online multiplayer as the first step towards this direction.

As No Man's Sky has developed, it's struggled to balance the appeal of its mystery with the utility that makes it playable.

As stated in its official patch notes, Atlas Rises brings "a brand new and overhauled central storyline, portals, a new procedural mission system, trade improvements, system economies, joint exploration and more".

Players will be able to encounter "ghost/glitch" versions of other players, with a cool visualisation.

Needless to say, that's hardly an ideal multiplayer experience for those who have stuck with a game that fell well short of expectations. Read Hello Games' full patch notes for all the details.

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