No Man’s Sky Gets Day-One Patch, Has Dramatic Changes

No Man’s Sky Gets Day-One Patch, Has Dramatic Changes

No Man’s Sky will be getting a day-one patch, according to developer Hello Games. The patch in question adds significant features to the game, says a lengthy post from the studio’s founder Sean Murray.

Inventory management has seen an overhaul, increasing the amount of items you can carry on your person, and on your ship. Planets also have more diverse ecosystems, with animals also having their own diets. The universe generation algorithm has also been tweaked, meaning planets have moved, and galaxies are now “up to 10x larger.”

Three story branches will also be introduced with the update, one of which has been completely re-written. Different types of ships will be found in each star system, and the game’s graphical effects are being overhauled due to a new “atmospheric system, which refracts light more accurately to allow for more intense sunsets.”

“Hello Games will continually update No Man’s Sky this way,” said Murray in the developer post. “This is the first of many.” For a full rundown of the changes, head over here.

We here at NZGamer.com have yet to receive review copies of the game. Sony issued a statement to some publications, saying that review copies have been held back because of the patch.

No Man’s Sky is set to release this Wednesday, August 10 for PlayStation 4. PC users will have to wait until August 13 to play.

Source: Polygon



 

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Comments Comments (7)

 
Posted by koyukon
On Monday 8 Aug 2016 9:35 AM
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this is great news, I've been looking forward to this for so long.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Monday 8 Aug 2016 10:16 AM
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Double edged sword. Great patch but the game should be reviewed as is, not after a patch imo.
 
 
 
Posted by IAMZEUSALMIGHTY
On Monday 8 Aug 2016 11:22 AM
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8 August 2016, 10:16 AM Reply to AdamC
Double edged sword. Great patch but the game should be reviewed as is, not after a patch imo.
Why? you won't be able to play the pre patch version so whats the point in reviewing it?
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Monday 8 Aug 2016 11:39 AM
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Looks like we'll be waiting quite a bit longer for reviews then.
Glad they will continue to support it with updates... but am I best to wait a year or so and play the better version then? Was planning on waiting anyway...
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Monday 8 Aug 2016 1:52 PM
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8 August 2016, 11:22 AM Reply to IAMZEUSALMIGHTY
Why? you won't be able to play the pre patch version so whats the point in reviewing it?
It's exactly what you will play without doing any updates or Internet.
 
 
 
Posted by emetic
On Monday 8 Aug 2016 6:41 PM
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Patched-version reviews will be more relevant for: anyone who hasn't bought the game until reading the reviews and for anyone playing on day one with an internet connection, i.e. most people.
 
 
 
Posted by emetic
On Wednesday 10 Aug 2016 5:18 PM
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Dramatic changes are cool!