Another massive update has arrived in No Man's Sky today, and its name is Endurance. As always, this is a free game update, and it makes some big changes. This time, the focus is on freighters, those big capital ships large enough to house multiple starships.
With the Endurance update installed, freighters are far more customisable and useful. They'll be more like the mobile bases you want them to be, able to feature new rooms for scanning, trading, growing plants, and much more. They can also feature external windows so you can see out into space, and can even feature outside walkways so you can sort-of spacewalk, which is pretty neat. You'll also be able to hire more crew mates to populate your freighter, command your fleet from the new bridge, teleport to your freighter, and more.
Additionally, asteroid fields have been given a boost too, appearing more dense and diverse with this update. Organic, living frigates can be found and collected, nebulae and other phenomena enhance the visuals, and new expedition Polestar puts freighters front and centre.
You can read much more detail through here, and it's fair to say this is another juicy update to the space exploration title. Again, it's available to download right now as a free game update, so get on that if you're still playing No Man's Sky. Will you be checking out Endurance? Launch into the comments section below.
[source blog.playstation.com, via nomanssky.com]
This game is astonishing. Despite the issues at release, Ive never seen a dev support a title like this with so many very significant updates for free, and the title remains as relevant and fun today as a result.
Indeed, when you look at the limited scope of what starfield promises, this title does much of it already!
This is one of the best games I’ve ever played but tbh I just stopped playing it because you can spend your life playing this and wont be enough, I felt it was taking all my time.
I REALLY wish they’d have a skip the initial tutorial (ship fixing mission) so I could jump back in this but I can’t be arsed doing it all over again.
I'll give everyone in this comments section a free tummy rub if no one mentions that this game was not so great at first but has been supported unbelievably well and is now awesome... Oh wait too late 😜 I'll just rub my own tummy til the next update then. To be fair tho I loved this from day 1. How can you not love this much ambition! And they've only gone on leaps and bounds ever since
The gift that keeps on giving. Day 1 player and its been one hell of a ride, this update iscmuch welcome as well.
@Titntin What's even more amazing is there's zero paid content, lots of games have free updates but they have MTX or paid cosmetics to "support it" but this has none of that despite having a system in the game they could have easily tied to MTX.
The interesting question is how does Hello Games pay their bills with so much free work they have done on NMS.
The updates equate to about 3-4 games worth of content and all for free, who pays their bills? ........I wonder....
Excellent point, was thinking exactly that.
Where's the money coming from?
@SpaceDonkey @GREGORIAN I know it baffles me. Are they running it at a loss perhaps as an advert for their skills and perhaps lending discreet assistance to other developers?
@GREGORIAN They've probably sold what, 8 mil copies? 10 mil? Their launch was massive and they were a top seller on PC for several weeks. Not to mention every time there is an update they sell more copies. For a small studio they are probably making plenty of money. Its obviously a labor of love for Sean as well, so while he could probably add microtransactions or move to the next thing, he is doing what he wants to do. More power to him, can't ask for much more in life.
These guys are on fire and above all are showing that they don't need to charge battle passes, loot boxes or add microtransactions to keep making this game better. So everytime I hear people cry "How are they gonna keep the lights on otherwise!?" I point to this game and it's literal years of free content updates.
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