From sandworms to tornadoes to towering vaults, there’s loads to dig into with the Origins replace, and it is all free

No Man’s Sky resides its greatest life with the just-released Origins replace. After Hello Games’ Sean Murray promised this second would mark “the beginning of something new,” I got here in with massive expectations, however I’m nonetheless caught off-guard by the scope of what’s included. The record retains going and going.

If I had to roughly sum up Origins, I’d say that it pushes No Man’s Sky inside attain of many fans’ wild hopes and goals earlier than the game launched. You know, again when the prospects felt limitless? Kinda like that. Update goals to make the universe “stranger, richer, and more varied” throughout the board.

There are too many highlights to rattle off, however I’ll strive my greatest:

  • “New life has been breathed into every planet in the universe,” together with big flying beetles, sandworms, roaming artificial creatures, and infestations. Some species will “flock together.”
  • There are new planets in “most star systems” they usually can “generate much more varied terrain, including mountains four times larger than anything previously possible.” You may additionally discover towering vaults with “data, treasure, and directions to long-forgotten ruins.”
  • Active volcanoes, firestorms, meteor showers, tornadoes, lightning storms, and gravitational anomalies will make floor exploration extra dynamic and memorable.
  • “Black market traders, piloting their ships across planets, will now sometimes land on the planetary surface.”
  • “The game’s interface has had a total visual overhaul, including the boot flow, all in-game menus and screens, and the Analysis Visor.”
  • “A local information guide has been added to the mission log. This guide displays detailed information about your current planet or star system, as well as tracking the progress of your discoveries.”
  • “Portal interference for conventional portals has been removed. Players may explore freely.”

Reading by the full patch notes (and figuring out Origins is not the finish of the highway), I really feel like No Man’s Sky has secured its future for one more 4 years. I just cannot see it turning into irrelevant anytime quickly.

I’m particularly curious to see what Hello Games can carry to the desk on PS5 and Xbox Series X.