No Man’s Sky Atlas Rises Update patch notes detailed

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update
No Man's Sky originally released on August 9th, 2016

No Man’s Sky released last year and was the subject of quite a bit of controversy. While it sold very well, critical and player reception was fairly mixed. That said however, it’s about to get a major overhaul. Today, the patch notes for the No Man’s Sky Atlas Rises update were revealed. Sean Murray also stated that No Man’s Sky journey was continuing and gave thanks on behalf of Hello Games.

Here’s a video providing an overview of the additions brought by Atlas Rises:

You can check out a full list of all the changes here on the official page however, for a quick overview, here all the bullet points of the major changes:

  • 30 hours of branching story and deeper lore
  • Procedurally generated guild missions
  • Much deeper interstellar trading
  • Star Systems have varying wealth, conflict and economies
  • Overhauled Space combat controls, weapons and AI
  • Portal stargates enable quick travel
  • Terrain manipulation for more complex bases
  • New farming and mining interactions bring increased depth
  • Increased biome variety and Rare exotic biomes
  • Analysis visor & discovery improvements
  • Galaxy map and many other UI improvements
  • New S Class ship designs
  • Low altitude flight and the ability to crash your ship
  • Crashed Freighters to salvage on planets
  • Joint exploration

While it certainly took a while, this is absolutely a major update for No Man’s Sky. Will this entice veteran players to come back and fresh players to check it out? Only time will tell.