No Man’s Sky is officially one year old. Happy birthday to you, happy birth-. Just us? OK, awkward…
Anyhoo, in Hello Games’ latest blog post, Sean Murray pointed out that they have been AWOL recently but are now back with the news that Update 1.3 hits consoles this week. Atlas Rises will introduce portals, which allow fast travel, whilst improving the core journey that travellers follow. Patch notes are yet to be published.
Murray also had the following to say their loyal fans:
What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.
We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that.
When we posted those cassettes we didn’t know what to expect. In the last eight weeks a quarter of a million players from across the globe (174 countries, to be precise!) have come together – united by a shared love of mystery and science fiction – to form the Citizen Science Division. You’ve travelled great distances both real and virtual, undertaken complex tasks, and explored the depths of simulation theory. New friendships have been forged, and a tight-knit community has been created. Most importantly a cute hamster has a new home.
You’ve become part of the No Man’s Sky origin story.
It’s been an honour to watch, but this is just the beginning. Whether you’ve followed Waking Titan or not, we welcome anyone to sign up to the Citizen Science Division, and to join us on the official CSD forums.
He finished the sentimental post with a simple, “Our journey continues. Thank you for this year. We hope you enjoy what comes next.” Well, Sean, we hope so too!
Did you give No Man’s Sky a chance at redemption? Do you regret it? Love it? Hate it? Comment below, we won’t judge.