Hello Games probably couldn't have picked a better time to announce No Man's Sky's first proper update in months – it's not like we haven't got plans or anything. Writing on the game's official website months after the title's last update, the Guildford-based studio has revealed that it intends to implement the foundations of the foray's promised base building soon. "Detailed patch notes will follow, and release will be soon," it said.
It also touched upon what it's been up to these past few months: "In the nine weeks since [our last update] 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."
We suppose the question is: is it too late?