No Man's Sky Patch Plans

This post has details on a version 1.3 patch that's "coming soon" to No Man's Sky, Hello Games' space exploration adventure. Sean Murray explains their relative silence over the year since it was released is because they've been working on a bit update. Here's the plan:
It’s been a year since No Man’s Sky first released, and it’s been an exciting, intense and emotional year for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently.

We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.

Update 1.3 will release this week and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players. We’re calling it Atlas Rises. It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. Patch notes will be made available shortly before the update goes live.

What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.

We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that.
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 09:52
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Aug 9, 2017, 09:52
 
I know there's a lot of hate for this game/dev etc.
But if anyone interested to pick it up and try it, it's on sale at the Humble store for $24
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/no-mans-sky

I bet it will be on sale on Steam as well to celebrate the new patch
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 10:14
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SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 09:52:
I know there's a lot of hate for this game/dev etc.
But if anyone interested to pick it up and try it, it's on sale at the Humble store for $24
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/no-mans-sky

I bet it will be on sale on Steam as well to celebrate the new patch

Hrm, interesting. I'm tempted, although it seems like the base price of NMS should have dropped by now... still $59.99 !?!

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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 10:29
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Aug 9, 2017, 10:29
 
Still a pretty, but empty game. They should rename it to "Pointless".
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Aug 9, 2017, 10:39
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans Aug 9, 2017, 10:39
Aug 9, 2017, 10:39
 
I dont even know why I still bother reading their announcements...
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 11:04
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Aug 9, 2017, 11:04
 
note that they aren't talking about adding all the stuff that was promised but missing from launch. in other words they are not reinvesting the profits into the game. which means it's dead. tweak patches years later notwithstanding
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 11:23
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Aug 9, 2017, 11:23
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 10:29:
Still a pretty, but empty game. They should rename it to "Pointless".

They should call the game Existential Blues.
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 11:56
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Aug 9, 2017, 11:56
 
lol @ all the lemmings who fell for this hype and congrats to Sean Murray for properly fleecing the mouthbreathers, well done!
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 12:29
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Aug 9, 2017, 12:29
 
It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky...

Wait, there was a story??
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 9, 2017, 12:32
Rigs
 
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Aug 9, 2017, 12:32
 Rigs
 
Wow, a lot of peeps here chiming in that don't have any idea what's going on...but have a topical comment about it nonetheless. Let's get one thing straight and out...

The game wasn't what was promised at launch.

Ok, we done now? While Murray has some fault to be responsible for, I find that Sony has much, much more to answer for than they have regarding it's launch and it's marketing. Keep in mind they were the ones behind the whole marketing campaign, what information was released and how. I'm not saying what they (Hello Games and Murray) did was right and they shouldn't share fault (and if you come back and say I did, I'll call you on it...mercilessly) but I think 'the end of the world' is a little much. It's been a year, can we let it go now?

Anyway, I've been part of the 'Waking Titan' ARG and it's been...interesting. While portals (that were supposed to be in the game originally, they have been trying to introduce features that were wanted and promised originally since launch) are cool n' all, I'm much more curious about what else is going to be a part of the update and that's something we haven't been told yet. I'm hoping for the 'Faction System' to pop up here any time from them, another feature that was promised. They mentioned it a few months back so we (as in the NMS community) know it was being worked on. They also introduced Level 4 Atlas Passes, like for real. They're sending them out to 10,000 people in the mail and I'm really hoping I got one! They're swagilicious!

I think NMS has come a long way since launch and while it does have some bit further to go, HG haven't given up on it at all and continue to try to fix what everyone perceives as broke. There's plenty to do in the game and hopefully this story addition will give people a genuine reason to complete the game now. As a 'chill experience' it's still up there with X and E:D, IMO. You can build bases now and the trading and mining is still pretty good. Along with that there's upteen thousands of mods available. You could definitely find something to keep you busy for a night or three.

Put your hate and pitchforks back in the shed and let yourself have some fun!

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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 12:33
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Aug 9, 2017, 12:33
 
"Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 13:08
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Aug 9, 2017, 13:08
 
"Let the hate flow through you"

-Sith Lord
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 13:49
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Aug 9, 2017, 13:49
 
We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.

So nice of them to fix the broken game for Free, and make sure they point out that it's FREE every chance they get.
What a great deal!
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 14:04
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SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 13:08:
"Let the hate flow through you"

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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 14:36
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I have to give them props for continuing to update the game despite the negative feedback.
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 14:41
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ChopperDan wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 13:49:
So nice of them to fix the broken game for Free

It wasn't broken at launch. However, it was missing a ton of content promised at launch. The game still doesn't have fleets even though it continues to be one of the screenshots on the Steam store page.
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Aug 9, 2017, 15:15
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CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 11:56:
lol @ all the lemmings who fell for this hype and congrats to Sean Murray for properly fleecing the mouthbreathers, well done!

This is how I feel.. game had so much hype it was like he had a billboard advertising it's failure about his head.
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Aug 9, 2017, 15:23
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SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 13:08:
"Let the hate flow through you"

-Sith Lord

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Aug 9, 2017, 15:34
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Kxmode wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 14:36:
I have to give them props for continuing to update the game despite the negative feedback.

Can you please give a play through of the new patch and give us your thoughts?
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Aug 9, 2017, 15:53
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ChopperDan wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 13:49:

So nice of them to fix the broken game for Free, and make sure they point out that it's FREE every chance they get.
What a great deal!

If they didn't do that, then there would be so much negative press on it that they might not ever recover.
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Re: No Man's Sky Patch Plans
Aug 9, 2017, 16:22
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Aug 9, 2017, 16:22
 
I "almost" pulled the trigger on this during the Steam Summer Sale. It was certainly over-hyped and over-promised. Have a buddy who did get it and I've talked with him about the game a couple of times. I suspect I could get even $60 worth out of it, but I'm trying to hold out for $20...
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