After months of radio silence, developer Hello Games has announced a sizeable new update for No Man’s Sky.
Called the Foundation Update, this was revealed via the studio’s blog, and it promises some considerable improvements to the sci-fi survival title. According the post, this is’a foundation for things to come’ and the first of many free updates.
The first major change is the addition of two new modes. The original version of No Man’s Sky is now called ‘Normal mode’, while Hello has added ‘Creative mode’ for those who want to explore the universe and build bases. Meanwhile ‘Survival mode’ makes the game more challenging.
Players are now able to build bases in the game, as well as farm animals. Furthermore, gamers can also purchase massive freighters ‘at great expense’. The user interface has also been tweaked, too.
More information can be found here.
No Man’s Sky launched in August of this year, becoming the biggest Steam launch of 2016 and – with Pokmon Go – helping digital revenue rise to $6.1bn worldwide for the month.
The good news didn’t last forever, with developer Hello Games coming under fire from the community for allegedly over-promising and under-delivering when it came to the title’s content. Even Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida said that the PR strategy for the game pre-release ‘was not great’.