No Man’s Sky’s latest update, Frontiers, has arrived, bringing with it a host of new features.
The update was teased last week and, out now across all platforms, is the game’s seventeenth significant update since its original release which, even though it was less than was promised, we still got a kick out of.
Here’s what the updates adds:
- Alien settlements
- An overhauled build menu
- Extra save slots
- Enhanced destruction effects
- New base parts
- Enhanced environmental effects.
That might not sound like a lot but the settlement feature includes a whole host of extra content itself; you can resolve settler disputes, see what people are thinking, defend settlements from attacks and even end up running them.
So why are we disappointed? Because it means we won’t get to see Twitter user Winder Sun mod Hello Games’ Sean Murray’s head into No Man’s Sky any more. They jokingly decided to escalate each day the update remained unreleased. Their latest enterprise, turning Sean Murray’s head into a space station, really was spectacular.
— Winder Sun 孫子風 (@WSLTP) August 31, 2021
Still, maybe that’s a good thing; we can’t imagine where they could go from here. Maybe when the next update is due, perhaps…