No Man’s Sky is going to go down in video game history as one of the biggest games ever. However, just because it’s a big game, didn’t mean there was a lot of things to do. In fact, despite having an entire universe to explore (which brought the hype WAY up) the game itself at times was barren. Whole worlds with nothing to do except look at them. Fans weren’t pleased, and many wondered what Hello Games was doing in regards to fixing the problem that was their game.
This is where things get interesting. You see, not long after reviews and critics slammed No Man’s Sky (many asking for refunds and getting them), Hello Games kind of went silent. They released updates since launch, sure, but they were nowhere near as visible as they were prior to the game’s launch. Well, they’re back, and they a big update to give out for free: Atlas Rises.
On the PlayStation Blog, Hello Games’ Sean Murray talked about the new update. One thing he assured though is that Atlas Rises is a big update to the story. Mainly, it’s a story that’ll flesh out both the universe and your character. Plus, there are many other new features for gameplay that’ll help make No Man’s Sky even better.
According to the blog, the update will feature 30 hours of “branching story and deeper lore,” which indeed is something fans have been wanting for some time. Other things you can expect are random guild missions, a deeper trading system, more variety of the systems you encounter in regards to life, conflict, and their economies.
Space combat has also been adjusted. Now the controls are more refined, the weapons are better, and the A.I. is much sharper.
And that’s just the beginning. Check out the blog for the full breakdown, and be sure to let us know if this means you’ll be returning to No Man’s Sky.