No Man’s Sky has been one of the more divisive launches in recent history. On one hand, it’s undeniable that this is one of the biggest games ever made. However, it came at a cost. As many of the planets don’t have much to do, and because this is a singleplayer experience, there’s a limit as to how far into the game players will go without stopping.
Add to that, major bugs and glitches, and its far to say the faith of the fanbase has been tested. Hello Games today released an update on their website detailing an update that is coming soon, called the “Foundation Update”. This update will apparently help lay the foundation for the future of the game, both in terms of fixes and in terms of content. You can read the full briefing below, and the patch notes here.
“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.”