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.