Welcome to No Man’s Sky Desolation Update which brings abandoned freighters, hazardous capital ships and hostile alien lifeforms.
The latest free update to No Man’s Sky is Desolation. It introduces mysterious abandoned freighters which are dangerous and spooky but ripe for scavenging and looting either solo or with friends, in VR or non-VR. Each is procedurally generated so no two vessels are alike.
No Man’s Sky is an exploration survival game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. It was released worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows in August 2016, and for Xbox One in July 2018. The game is built around four pillars: exploration, survival, combat, and trading. Players are free to perform within the entirety of a procedurally generated deterministic open world universe, which includes over 18 quintillion planets. Through the game’s procedural generation system, planets have their own ecosystems with unique forms of flora and fauna, and various sentient alien species may engage the player in combat or trade within planetary systems. Players advance in the game by mining for resources to power and improve their equipment, buying and selling resources using credits earned by documenting flora and fauna, and otherwise seeking out the mystery around the Atlas, an entity at the center of the galaxy.
Since the game’s initial release, Hello Games has continued to improve and expand No Man’s Sky to achieve the vision of the experience they wanted to build. The game has received multiple major content updates that have introduced several previously missing features, such as multiplayer components, while adding new features like surface vehicles, base-building, space fleet management, cross-platform play, and virtual reality support, all of which have generally improved its overall reception.