Hello Games has just released a hefty update to their procedurally-generated space exploration adventure, No Man’s Sky.
Entitled Atlas Rises, the update introduces monumental changes and improvements to many of the game’s systems, including 30 hours of entirely new story content, new missions, and a barebones form of online multiplayer.
Players near to each other will now be represented by mysterious floating orbs, which you can then explore alongside and communicate with over voice chat. It’s perhaps still not as robust as players might be expecting, but a first step towards reaching one of the game’s most requested features.
The full list of new content is extensive and should go some way to address the issues many players had with the game following its launch a year ago. That Hello Games continue to support No Man’s Sky in this fashion can only be seen as a positive, given how fascinating the game was at the concept stage.