No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky

New ‘No Man’s Sky’ update introduces sentient robots

What To Know

  • When it was released seven years ago, it seemed like a complete failure, but the team at Hello Games has been working diligently to turn things around.
  • Expect a plethora of missions centered around these robots and all sorts of related resources that can be gathered and employed for constructing various projects.
  • Of course, there’s likely a strategic reason for Hello Games to release this update now, at the end of August.
  • While No Man’s Sky has largely dominated the “explore the universe and have fun” genre, Bethesda’s Starfield is set to launch on September 6, potentially offering some competition in this space.

Has there ever been a game quite like No Man’s Sky? When it was released seven years ago, it seemed like a complete failure, but the team at Hello Games has been working diligently to turn things around. They’ve methodically updated the game, adding new features and steadily growing its popularity.

In fact, it has now exceeded the lofty expectations set for its original launch. This year alone, there have been three substantial updates, and now get ready for the fourth one.

The developers have just introduced No Man’s Sky: Echos to celebrate the game’s seventh anniversary, making fans of this beloved space simulation quite excited.

This new update brings along some impressive gameplay enhancements. Among them, there’s a new race of sentient robots that promise to introduce “rich, new story content.” Additionally, players now have the ability to craft their own robot avatars, which can be used for battles and collecting resources.

Expect a plethora of missions centered around these robots and all sorts of related resources that can be gathered and employed for constructing various projects.

Space combat has also received a significant revamp. The focus is now on “massive space battles” involving pirate freighters. With Echos, freighters are finally able to engage with other freighters, leading to intense and epic space skirmishes. The No Man’s Sky update also introduces new mechanics to protect fleets from pirate attacks.

These are the standout highlights, but the update doesn’t stop there. Players can now discover and trade scrap weapons, including the newly introduced Atlas weapon.

Another addition is a holographic museum that lets you proudly showcase your most cherished discoveries in your base, allowing other players to come and explore.

Beyond just gameplay improvements, Echos addresses bugs and enhances “rendering quality, stability, and performance.” Players using the PSVR2 system will enjoy improved graphics through foveated rendering, while Switch players will benefit from anti-aliasing, resulting in sharper visuals in both handheld and docked modes.

Of course, there’s likely a strategic reason for Hello Games to release this update now, at the end of August. While No Man’s Sky has largely dominated the “explore the universe and have fun” genre, Bethesda’s Starfield is set to launch on September 6, potentially offering some competition in this space.

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