The new massive update for No Man’s Sky is called Atlas Rises. Sean Murray, company director at Hello Games, did not want to say too much when he revealed the new update earlier this week. However, with the update now launched these are some of the main features:

  • 30 hours of branching story and deeper lore
  • Procedurally generated guild missions
  • Much deeper interstellar trading
  • Star Systems have varying wealth, conflict and economies
  • Overhauled Space combat controls, weapons and AI
  • Portals stargates enable quick travel
  • Terrain manipulation for more complex bases
  • New farming and mining interactions bring increased depth
  • Increased biome variety and Rare exotic biomes
  • Analysis visor & discovery improvements
  • Galaxy map and many other UI improvements
  • New S Class ship designs
  • Low altitude flight and the ability to crash your ship
  • Crashed Freighters to salvage on planets
  • Joint exploration

Hello Games is very careful to say “interaction with others is currently very limited” in the Joint exploration update. Which means they’re allowing up to 16 players see each other as “strange floating orbs” and the us of proximity voice chat. However, here’s to hoping we get more multiplayer features, as the patch-notes say “this is an important first step into the world of synchronous co-op in No Man’s Sky.

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