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No Man’s Sky turns into Dead Space with the new Desolation update

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No Man’s Sky continues its trend for steady upward growth with yet another cool-ass update. The game that started out as a laughing stock when it showed up to the school sports day bragging about how they would win every race, only to trip on their laces and face plant into the mud straight off the starting line, took some time to work on itself, build some muscle and practice some humble attitudes. Now, it continues to impress at every athletics event and the Desolation update is just another race for it to place first in. No Man’s Sky, you absolute over-achiever.


The Desolation Update has added a whole load of abandoned, derelict space freights infested with…something. They’re brownish-orange, goopy and pulsate rhythmically, just like me when I’m left alone around people. Exploring these procedurally generated freighters, players will uncover the reasons why it was abandoned and it probably has something to do with all the alien eggs and nests scattered all over the place. Not only that, they’ll have to contend with zero gravity, rogue security systems and failed life support. All decent reasons to abandon a spaceship.


The Desolation update isn’t all about horror. It’s also patched in some improved lighting, reworked the inventory and customisation options for capital ships and has added some new items into the game. Still, who gives a hoot about that when the closest thing to a new Dead Space game is just begging to be explored. You can read the full patch notes for the game here.

Last Updated: July 17, 2020


  1. Iskape

    July 17, 2020 at 11:39

    I would love to know how they are continuing to finance the development of the game, and the running of the servers. It’s been a while since I played but I don’t recall there being any microtransactions in the game or subscriptions. I could be wrong.


    • Llama In The Rift

      July 17, 2020 at 11:51

      SONY kon se nie XD


      • Hammersteyn

        July 17, 2020 at 12:25



    • Original Heretic

      July 17, 2020 at 12:35

      No MT’s. No subs.
      Just buy it once and okay, now you can play it all, and enjoy the whole huge experience.


  2. Original Heretic

    July 17, 2020 at 12:36

    This is that game that I install, play a bit, delete. Repeat process.
    Not because I don’t enjoy it, but because it’s just so huge and these days, I don’t have the time.


  3. Hammersteyn

    July 17, 2020 at 12:25

    I need to get back to this, problem is my backlog. Busy with Outer Worlds and it’s awesome. After that it’s either Ass Creed Odyssey, Shadow of War or maybe Anthem(Thanks PS buddy)

    When the game came out it was meh, now they’re like, come back!


    • Skyblue

      July 17, 2020 at 12:29

      I hear that. I recently installed it (Gamepass) and played a bit. Slow start but from the sounds of things the game has finally achieved what it intended and is now going beyond the initial promises. Still feel for those guys. The pressure they must have been under!


      • Hammersteyn

        July 17, 2020 at 12:29

        Yeah, if they ever release another game I’d be keen to see it. They’ve earned a lifetime worth of experience with this game.


  4. Quentin Els

    July 24, 2020 at 00:34

    even though I find the game extremly boring and uninteresting im glad theyre in the pro consumer mindset which also has the side benefit of building a positive reputation around around you company, ik gasp who would have though that was important in modern day game development right ?


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