Hello Games, developer behind No Man’s Sky, has announced in a development update that a new update will be coming to their game. The update, entitled “Foundation Update” , will include the foundations of base building. This particular update is also stated as a foundation for things to come. Hello Games has also stated that they have been hard at work on this update but it will not be their biggest update planned for the game.
You can read the official post from Hello Games below:
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.
Personally, I wanted No Man’s Sky to be great. It is nice to see the developer backing up the game’s development even while under intense pressure from fans, per their above statement. I am excited to see where No Man’s Sky goes from here, as it seems like a promising direction.