After a few hours into No Man’s Sky, when I finally admitted to myself that I wasn’t having much fun, I made the decision to return to the game after a few updates. Well, it looks like Hello Games is finally getting around to rolling out some improvements with a new update described as a “foundation for things to come”.
Via the game’s official page:
This week Hello Games will be releasing an update to No Man’s Sky. We’re calling it The Foundation Update, because we have added the foundations of base building, and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come.
Detailed patch notes will follow, and release will be soon.
Coming from five years of intense development, immediately after No Man’s Sky released the team spent six weeks updating the game with 7 patches across both platforms (the last of these was 1.09 on Sept 24th which you can read about here http://www.no-mans-sky.com/log/). These fixed many of the most common or critical bugs and issues post-release.
In the nine weeks since then our small team has been hard at work on development, testing and certification for the Foundation Update. It won’t be our biggest update, but it is the start of something.
The discussion around No Man’s Sky since release has been intense and dramatic. We have been quiet, but we are listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about.
Positive or negative feedback, you have been heard and that will truly help to make this a better game for everyone.
This update will be the first small step in a longer journey. We hope you can join us.
The idea of base-building is an interesting one. Aside from being able to modify your ship, customization in the initial release was pretty low (unless you count constant inventory management “customization”). I would love to settle down on a planet, build a base, and deck it out the way that I want. What would make this concept even more appealing is sharing my creation with the larger community. Seriously. Hello Games: we need to connect with other players! It will be interesting to see how this update changes the base-game, and if future updates can turn the troubled title around. Personally, I’m rooting for No Man’s Sky. I want that game we all dreamed about.
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