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The 17th update to No Man's Sky has arrived, right on the heels of the procedurally generated game's fifth anniversary. Teased last month, the 3.6 "Frontiers" update is a monumentally big one, requiring a 6.6GB download on Steam, and as you might expect, it crams a whole lot of upgrades, new features, and bug fixes into the update. Getting to 17 updates was not always a foregone conclusion, certainly not when No Man's Sky first released five years ago. The game tripped over itself at the outset, bringing with it numerous bugs and performance issues, and feeling incomplete despite four years of development. But to the credit of developer Hello Games, it has remained a work in progress and is vastly... Read more...
Exactly five years ago, No Man’s Sky launched to the world with a less than stellar start by many accounts. However, years of hard work and patches have turned things around to make No Man's Sky a stellar game and story. Now, the group behind the game, Hello Games, is celebrating the anniversary and teasing a new expansion to come. On August 9th, 2016, No Man’s Sky stumbled out of the gate, as we explained it, and was plagued with game-breaking issues. Many players were also quite disappointed with the features at the time, which would soon be rectified with updates and patches. Since the early days, though, there have been 16 different named updates bringing features and fixes... Read more...
In case you have not heard, NVIDIA's DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology is, quite literally, a game changer. NVIDIA really hit its stride with DLSS 2.0, which retained the same performance benefits of DLSS 1.0, but with much better image quality than what we saw out of the gate. Simply put, DLSS is pretty awesome. It's also now headed to virtual reality headsets. The first VR titles to benefit from DLSS include No Man's Sky, Into The Radius, and Wrench. We're especially intrigued by the addition to No Man's Sky, which drops players into an infinite procedurally generated universe. Cranking the game's settings up can put a serious strain on your GPU, and according to NVIDIA, enabling... Read more...
No Man's Sky is getting a visual upgrade in the near future, on both PC and next-gen game consoles, with the release the v3.10 update. Otherwise known as The Next Generation, developer Hello Games is promising graphical enhancements and smoother gameplay, thanks to a bunch of tweaks underneath the hood. "Wander across lusher, denser alien environments than ever before. Planetary terrain is populated with thicker grasses, flowers, fungi and rocks, rendered with higher resolution textures and more detailed geometry," Hello Games says. This is no doubt aimed at building on the hype of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 launches that are right around corner, as evidenced by the timing of this... Read more...
After its storied and troubled start four years ago, No Man’s Sky has become an incredible game full of creatures, worlds, and space experiences. Now with the Origins 3.0 update, Hello Games, the crew behind No Man’s Sky, considerably expands the universe and improves how it looks. With the Origins update, Hello Games claims they are “breathing new life and variety into that universe in a significant way.” The first major part of this new life is new worlds and world generation. Since they do not want to destroy bases and worlds, the new generation portion of update will only apply to newly generated planets. On the surface of these planets, players will find volcanoes,... Read more...
Making good on its promise, developer Hello Games is bringing No Man's Sky to Xbox Game Pass on Thursday, June 11. Same goes for a Windows 10 version, which will be part of the Game Pass for PC program starting on the same day. Good stuff, though even better, Hello Games also announced crossplay support for No Man's Sky. "We are excited to be able to announce that, starting tomorrow [Thursday, June 11], PlayStation 4 players, Xbox One players, and PC players will all be able to explore, journey, survive, build, and trade together. Excitingly, No Man’s Sky is joining what is at the moment a fairly small group of games which support cross-platform multiplayer," Hello Games announced today.... Read more...
No Man's Sky may be best known for being a game that was widely viewed as "troubled" when it first launched, only to be saved by a series of patches that made it a very fun and worthwhile game to play. The game keeps improving with new updates that bring additional content, and the recent 2.4 update is no different. The new update has added mechs to the game. The mech is called the Minotaur Heavy Exocraft Hybrid and is an all-new way for players to explore planets. It also brings with it new technologies that can be used for exploring. The Minotaur has a jetpack attached that allows it to soar and slide in various ways around the environment. The developers gave the Minotaur a complete and unique... Read more...
No Man’s Sky is about to receive a major update. Developer Hello Games recently announced that their next update will include No Man’s Sky Online, an online multiplayer experience. This new multiplayer component will be part of No Man’s Sky’s fifth major update. Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray remarked that No Man’s Sky Online will provide “a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together.” However, Murray emphasized that No Man’s Sky Online is not a MMO. He noted that the update will be free to all existing players and will not include subscriptions or microtransactions.... Read more...
Fans of the vast game No Man’s Sky have a new update coming next week that is called “Next”, and will bring with it some major additions to the game. This update adds a full multiplayer experience that allows players to team up with friends and random players to reach their goals. The Next update also brings with it the ability to play the game in first- or third-person view. Perhaps the coolest of the new features in the update is the ability to become a fleet commander. With that ability, players can command a fleet of ships as they explore the universe. The update also brings with it a significant update for the game’s visuals.  New planetary rings and improved... Read more...
The small team of developers at Hello Games is "working our socks off on the future of No Man's Sky," which includes a port to Microsoft's Xbox One consoles and a significant update to the core game called NEXT. The update, which is due out this summer, is a free release that Hello Games promises will be its biggest one to date, even more so than the Foundation Update that set the foundation to fix the many criticisms the game faced after it launched. "We called our upcoming update “NEXT”, because it’s an important next step on a longer journey for us and the community. It will be our biggest update so far, and something we’ve been working ridiculously hard on. This will... Read more...
Hello Games is putting the final touches on a major update to No Man's Sky, the planetary exploration and survival game that stumbled out of the gate a year ago with performance issues and a lack of expected content. Since then Hello Games has been steadily improving the experience. That continues with update 1.3, otherwise known as Atlas Rises, which is another free expansion. The developer explained in email to the game's followers that Atlas Rises "focuses on improving the central story of No Man's Sky" while also adding the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. The latter is a welcome (and overdue) feature that has been rumored for a long time now. Hello Games said it will... Read more...
Hello Games caught its fair share of heat over No Man's Sky, a much hyped space exploration game that left many gamers feeling as though they'd been misled as to the actual amount of content and game play. On hindsight, Hello Games may wish it handled things differently, though it's doing the next best thing, which is to update the title in an attempt to flesh it out. As such, the developer is planning to release its Path Finder update later this week. The big news here is that the Path Finder update will include a new vehicle that allows gamers to explore their home planet more easily. Hello Games views this as "building on the Foundation update to hint at a path ahead for the future." Unfortunately... Read more...
Following an investigation into the highly controversial game No Man's Sky, the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority concluded that its developer Hello Games did not mislead customers in ads on Steam or otherwise exaggerate the game's features. As a result, Hello Games is allowed to keep screenshots, videos, and text that currently exists on the game's Steam page. "We understood that the screenshots and videos in the ad had been created using game footage, and acknowledged that in doing this the advertisers would aim to show the product in the best light. Taking into account the above points, we considered that the overall impression of the ad was consistent with gameplay and the footage provided,... Read more...
As recently promised, Hello Games has delivered a much needed patch for No Man's Sky, the beleaguered title that has somehow survived a storm of criticism along with accusations that its developers outright misled gamers. Called the Foundation Update, the versions 1.1 patch instead intended to fix all that is wrong with No Man's Sky, but as its name implies it will serve as a "foundation for things to come." Hello Games broke months of silence last week when it announced that the Foundation Update was coming. The developer acknowledged that it has been quiet while "intense and dramatic" discussion about the game has been taking place, but said that it has been "listening and focusing on improving"... Read more...
Since its release in August, Hello Games' No Man's Sky has suffered an almost ridiculous amount of controversy. From the get-go, many of those who purchased the game believed they were completely misled, which resulted in many gamers asking for refunds. From there, the situation only got worse. Sony president Shuhei Yoshida called it a PR disaster, and a UK advertising agency even began investigating whether or not the game broke the law. Despite all this flak that Hello Games and its flagship game title have endured, the developer had been oddly quiet leading up to today. Finally, after a few months of murmurs, the team finally posted a new update to Twitter promising the game's users that a... Read more...
There's been an uproar from gamers about No Man's Sky, one of the most highly hyped games of the year that many feel didn't live up to expectations. Even worse, ticked off gamers have accused developer Hello Games of misleading buyers with descriptions of the game's content and scope that don't measure up to the actual experience. That's how it's been pretty much since the game launched, though now Hello Games and Valve are both under investigation. A user on reddit's forums says he received a response from the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) in the U.K. about trailers, screenshots, and general information posted on the game's Steam store page being misleading and misrepresenting the title.... Read more...
Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is a beautiful disaster. Although there are approximately 743,000 owners of the game on Steam, reviews for it have been less than stellar. Much of the game’s criticism has come from the developer Sean Murray’s misleading (to some) marketing strategy. Sony’s president Shuhei Yoshida has recently criticized Murray’s PR performance. Yoshida remarked that he personally “really enjoyed” the game. He played No Man’s Sky before its launch and on the day of its launch once the patches had been released. Yoshida is also sympathetic to those who believe that Murray dabbled a little too much in hyperbole. Yoshida stated, "I understand some of the criticisms especially Sean Murray... Read more...
If you're not having fun playing No Man's Sky or are tired of contending with the bugs, you may be able to get your money back. Some gamers are reporting that they've been able to successfully receive a refund for No Man's Sky through Valve's Steam platform even if they've played the game for more than two hours, which is typically one of the restrictions when requesting a refund. No Man's Sky developer Hello Games is taking a beating on social media. The core complaint from angry gamers is that the title was grossly overhyped prior to release. Many of the features that were discussed leading up to its launch never made it into the title, and to make matters worse there are various bugs that... Read more...
No Man’s Sky, the interstellar survival/exploration title from Hello Games, hit the PC and console platforms this month, roughly two years after its now infamous reveal at the 2013 VGX Awards. There it received exuberant praise and took home several awards—including a “Special Commendation for Innovation.” During that showing, what impressed industry insiders most were its seamless transitions from outer-space travel to atmospheric burn-in, to boots on the ground. No Man's Sky features a massively open environment that remains one of the cooler aspects of the game--it never seems to get old once you've had a chance to experience it. And experience it, we have. Damn you, Google Maps! While NMS... Read more...
No Man’s Sky has received some less than stellar reviews, especially from PC players. Hello Games,however, has been releasing a steady stream of patches to improve the gaming experience. They have received support request not only from their email, but from Steam, GoG, and Reddit. Hello Games remarked, “Right now the team is fully focused on categorising and fixing support issues in order of priority, based on the number of people they are affecting. The information and crash dumps you’ve posted have been indispensable in helping us track down and fix these issues.” The first patch was issued shortly after the game’s release and focused on crashes and weird glitches. The second patch is... Read more...
No Man’s Sky was one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2016, and launched this past week on both the PlayStation 4 and PC (sorry, Xbox One gamers). However, the launch has been marred with controversy after controversy. First of all, early PS4 copies of game leaked early, then some sites decided to break the embargo and post their thoughts on the game before the first official 1.03 patch was released. However, the biggest letdown has to be for PC gamers. Shortly after the game’s release on Friday, the complaints started rolling in. Gamers have experienced crashes, various bugs, performance problems (screen tearing, unstable frame rates, etc.) and various gameplay glitches. Developer Hello... Read more...
Well the good news is that No Man's Sky has finally arrived. Unfortunately, one of the most hyped games of the year brought with it a few annoying bugs and performance issues on the PC platform and they're ruining the experience for many outspoken gamers. Sean Murray, co-founder of development studio Hello Games, says his team is aware of the issues and is working to resolve them. "We’re tracking a number of issues, bugs and crashes that players are reporting, and working to resolve as soon as possible. The number of people players, and length of average play session, has been far more than our small team could have anticipated. That said, we’re working quickly to adapt. We sincerely apologize... Read more...
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