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Foundation Update brings new features to No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is an open-world adventure game for Playstation 4 and Windows. (Source: Hello Games)
No Man's Sky is an open-world adventure game for Playstation 4 and Windows. (Source: Hello Games)
The update brings some major changes and is the first in a line of planned improvements for the game.

No Man’s Sky, an ambitious sci-fi crafting and exploration game, has been a controversial title since its release. Plagued by stability issues and the absence of advertised features, the game didn’t live up to the hype generated by its marketing. However, the recent “Foundation Update,” released yesterday, addresses many concerns surrounding the original release.

One of the main features in the update allows players to create structures that can act as a base and storage facility. These bases can be built either on the surface of individual planets or as a space station that allows players to haul extra resources around the in-game galaxy. Alien lifeforms that specialize in things like farming and weapons research can also be recruited to work for players at their bases.

The update also includes the addition of two new play modes. The “Creative” mode allows players to explore worlds and create objects without the need for resource gathering. This mode essentially turns the game into an unhindered sandbox experience. The “Survival” mode essentially increases the difficulty of the core game which in turn will create a “much more challenging endurance experience.”

Other updates include UI tweaks and graphical effects as well as stability and performance enhancements. Hello Games promises that this the “first of many free updates.” The update is currently available for Playstation 4 but should be coming to Windows PCs soon.

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Sam Medley, 2016-11-28 (Update: 2016-11-28)
Sam Medley
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