No Man's Sky already has an update with release still a week away

New features, balancing and content added.


No Man's Sky's August 9 PS4 release is still almost a week away (must add the obligatory "a bit longer for PC"), but the team at Hello Games has already completed the first update for the highly anticipated space sim.

"Wrapping up a month of work on our first update. Lots of new features, balancing and content," Sean Murray said in a tweet to fans. After the game went gold on July 7, the team started working on the update. He offered no details on what has been added or balanced.

Unfortunately for the team, a copy of the game leaked early, with a fan dropping $2,000 to get it, then making his way to the center of the galaxy in about 30 hours. User Daymeeuhn said that he encountered some bugs and glitches, but it is unknown if the update addresses any of those, or modifies items in game that allowed the player to get to the center so quickly.

Murray has been quick to discourage fans from reading anything from the leak. Those that had watched leaked videos had been picking the game apart, with Murray trying to allay any concerns by promising that fans would get their hands on the game soon enough.

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    August 3, 2016 7:49 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, No Man's Sky already has an update with release still a week away

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      August 3, 2016 7:51 AM

      On this deal here, I'm sure it's been discussed but I can't see how having a bazillion worlds to explore wouldn't get very repetitive very fast as far as the content goes.

      I don't know how you can have a procedural system that would be so extensive that it would keep things fresh from planet to planet.

      Seems to me like that content would be stretched pretty thin?

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        August 3, 2016 8:52 AM

        Seed each planet with resources required to upgrade your gear and ship. Make some elements common, some rare and some extremely rare. Most importantly of all, make it random as to which planets have them and which do not. Bonus points if you give players a way to display their gear/item level to the rest of the players.

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          August 3, 2016 8:54 AM

          It could be fun, and I love the proposed scope! It just has me worried a bit for the $60 tag.

          I will watch this game with interest..

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        August 3, 2016 9:03 AM

        This is discussed in every, single, thread that’s about no mans sky.

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          August 3, 2016 9:32 AM

          Apologies, I've had a blind eye to those threads. I finally just took the time to read up on what NMS was all about last night on GoG.

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        August 3, 2016 9:48 AM

        It would be cool if there were some planets with actual advanced civilization on them, with populated cities, technology and whatnot. But for that they would need a 300 strong team, not 30.

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        August 3, 2016 6:45 PM

        Yes, probably, but the point isn't to explore every single planet.

        Think of it like this - the developer expects you to explore a relatively very small area in the entire time you play the game, whether that's 30 hours or whatever. You aren't expected to be playing this game endlessly for the next 6 months.

        The point of having all of the other procedural planets/stars in there is to simply create a sense of scale. Look at any singular section of the galaxy, and there could possibly be another player in that small area that calls that their home for the 30+ hours they play the game. You know that this all exists and CAN be visited, and that alone enhances the experience of being a small part of this massive thing.

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      August 3, 2016 8:35 AM

      is this the patch that __________?

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      August 3, 2016 11:01 AM

      Awesome, one more week to go!

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      August 3, 2016 5:37 PM

      A 0-day patch is news? Come on now.

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        August 3, 2016 5:43 PM

        It's not news, its shacknews

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        August 3, 2016 5:58 PM

        Keep in mind that this wasn't announced as a day 1 patch or anything like that.

        It may end up being one, but they have referred to it as "update 1" when mentioning it, and the last thing No Man's Sky needs is more speculation based on anything other than the literal words these developers are using.

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          August 3, 2016 6:50 PM

          They don't know how to comment on anything without being vague or leaving people with 5 different ideas. They need a better PR department.

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          August 4, 2016 8:53 AM

          And this should have people concerned that they are lying about they started developing the patch after the game went gold,and more like they started when that guy got to the center of the universe in 30 hours.

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        August 3, 2016 7:08 PM

        with every comment 'this isn't news!!!!!' keef grows stronger. his mighty chest puffs up, he is powerful

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        August 3, 2016 7:35 PM


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      August 3, 2016 6:28 PM

      Why would anyone buy this game out of the gate? All the news, threads and everything make me care so much less about it. Cya on a steam sale in a year NMS!

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        August 3, 2016 6:35 PM

        Here's a stream of someone playing the game if you wanna see for yourself. Gameplay spoilers for No Man's Sky, but keep in mind you will almost certainly never see these planets. It looks incredible, honestly. I am hype.

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          August 3, 2016 6:37 PM

          I want it don't get me wrong. And I don't even care if I ever see those planets. It's a single player game in all honesty.

          I'll keep busy with other games but no way I'm doing a day 1 purchase.

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        August 3, 2016 6:46 PM

        Because they are looking forward to it?

        This is a super retarded post.

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        August 3, 2016 7:09 PM

        because it looks hella fun

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          August 3, 2016 8:23 PM

          I don't disagree. When someone said subnautica in space I wanted to preorder. But I guess I got burnout just from a week's worth of back and forth about everything and will wait until I hear about the shacks thoughts

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        August 3, 2016 8:19 PM

        Why would anyone play video games? They are so dumb!!!

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        August 3, 2016 8:21 PM

        My bad for complaining about all the vagueness and drama after being quite forever. Was just expressing that I'm not picking this up day one and I don't think that's a crazy thing to want to do.

        Back to lurking.

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        August 4, 2016 12:47 AM

        Because all the news, trailers and interviews prove that this is exactly the game I want.

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      August 3, 2016 7:34 PM

      I'd be on this like a snail on kale if it had multiplayer co-op.

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        August 3, 2016 10:40 PM

        Don't tell me snails are on this kale fad too?

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