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No Man’s Sky gets weirder today with new Visions update

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No Man's Sky Visions is out today

No Man’s Sky was certainly a flawed game at launch, but you have to take your hat off to Hello Games for just how well they’ve turned it around. The space exploration simulator has received numerous free updates since launch, adding loads of new mechanics, building functionality, vehicles, fixes and story content. The largest of the bunch came earlier this year with Next – a comprehensive reworking of the game’s core narrative and a good jumping on point for anyone who may have turned off their thrusters not long after launch. Visions, a new update that’s out today, isn’t as large. But it’s certainly intriguing.

Visions, which should be out today, isn’t adding drastically new content to the already expansive game. Instead, it’s fine-tuning certain elements to breathe new variety into existing planets and landscapes. Five new biomes are being introduced that bring along with them more flora and fauna for you to discover. Visuals are being spruced up again to create more fantastical shapes and surfaces to planets, while also improving how colours mix together with an expanded palette for the random generation to work with. It looks stunning, which has been the case since Next, and you can see it all running in the trailer below.

Visions is also working on community, as Hello Games attempts to pivot some of its elements to more service-like models. There will now be galactic quests that all players can work towards, with rewards should the goals be met. Resource-salvaging is also more varied now, with crashed freighters and new alien remains buried deep under the surface now being ripe for picking apart. It all integrates into the big changes of past updates, streamlining certain mechanics while also just giving you more variety to play around with what you’ve already built.

There’s many more details in the patch’s official log, which you can find right here. But if you’ve been enjoying No Man’s Sky since its big rebirth earlier this year, Visions looks like a great new bit of content to chew on for the festive season.

Last Updated: November 22, 2018

15 Comments

  1. Wish it was a bit cheaper or had a demo. Very keen to give it a go, although I’m not really sure what you actually do in game other than explore

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  2. Admiral Chief

    November 22, 2018 at 14:22

    When the guys are out, the girls do a No Man’s Braai

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  3. G8crasha

    November 22, 2018 at 14:33

    I should consider revisiting the game. I still have it installed, but have clocked less than 50 hours!

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  4. Original Heretic

    November 22, 2018 at 14:51

    Picked this up on sale recently and have been enjoying it. Glad to see the good changes are continuing.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 26, 2018 at 13:04

      They’ve really stepped up to the plate.

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  5. Kromas

    November 22, 2018 at 15:01

    Meh.

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  6. Yondaime

    November 22, 2018 at 15:10

    Meh…Skipped this already

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  7. GooseZA

    November 22, 2018 at 16:21

    Wish it was a bit cheaper or had a demo. Very keen to give it a go, although I’m not really sure what you actually do in game other than explore

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    • RinceThis

      November 22, 2018 at 19:29

      Explore and gather wealth. It’s very addictive. I hated the idea until NEXT, now I need to stay away otherwise I’ll get sucked in and not play red dead!

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      • GooseZA

        November 22, 2018 at 19:29

        That just makes me want to try it more! Uuuggh!

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        • RinceThis

          November 22, 2018 at 19:51

          I mean, forget about the competition that it stirs up between you and let’s say, your brother (mine…) who builds better basses… Buys better ships, and can blow me out the sky in 2 seconds. Fuck him! I will win one day! *runs back to nms

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 26, 2018 at 13:03

      I’m sure you can pick it up for less than 300 bucks. Well worth it. Better have uncapped internet though.

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  8. RinceThis

    November 22, 2018 at 19:20

    loving it!

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