Following last night’s leak of the v1.3 No Man’s Sky Atlas Rises information, the full details have now been posted by Hello Games along with a trailer.
Players can expect an overhauled central storyline, portals, a new procedural mission system, trade improvements, new ships, and the feature most players will be excited about, joint exploration for up to sixteen players.
Regarding the multiplayer, Hello Games state, “While interaction with others is currently very limited, this is an important first step into the world of synchronous co-op in No Man’s Sky. While interaction is very limited, VOIP (Voice over IP) allows proximity based voice chat with other nearby explorers.”
In the new story for Atlas Rises “the fabric of existence is starting to falter” and a new interdimensional race has appeared. Ancient portals are also starting to activate. According to Hello Games, there will be around 30 hours of new story content to explore. The update also invites players to do uncover “the truth behind the Abandoned Building logs, the World of Glass, the Sentinels, the Redemption of the Gek and the meaning of sixteen…”
Other features being touted are the additions of wealth, economy and conflict levels to star systems, an overhauled Galaxy map, the ability to install “Galactic technology” to filter the map by lifeform, wealth and economy, and an improved waypoint system. Players will also discover crashed freighters, be able to use the terrain manipulator to discover resources and complete salvage missions for Guild rewards. Space flight and combat has also been improved which will apparently bring more skill to dogfighting
Highlighted in the recently discovered shots, the visual quality of planetary biomes has been improved and there are new plant types to discover. High resolution textures have also been added to make the game a lot sharper.
There’s a lot in this No Man’s Sky update and more details can be picked up on the Hello Games site along with the full patch notes. Here’s the new trailer and expect this to go live very soon.