Remember No Man’s Sky? Of course, you do. Well despite everything, the game is still getting updates. Hopefully, it’ll actually become the game we were promised eventually. Anyway, speaking of updates, the newest update – No Man’s Sky Path Finder update – is now live.
The new No Man’s Sky Path Finder update was revealed by Hello Games a few days ago. You can read all about the new changes and additions about the update right here, on their official site.
Some of the interesting things coming with the No Man’s Sky Path Finder update include the addition of ground vehicles, online base-sharing, and ultra res textures.
There are several kinds of ground vehicles that have made it into the game, from the standard ground buggy to a hovercraft and a rather large cargo vehicle. They’ve also added vehicle-based missions to the game, which can be acquired by hiring a Vy’keen Technician for your planetary base.
The most interesting thing of note in the new update is probably the online base-sharing feature. “Bases are now shared online and can be discovered as players explore.” Furthermore, you can upload your base to the Steam Workshop, where other players can download it. Then they’re free to visit it and can even rate it. So expect to see some fancy bases in the near future. You can also build your own race circuit on your home planet to “hone your driving skills.” You can then challenge others to try and beat your score. It still doesn’t look like you can directly interact with other players, but you can leave behind messages for other players.
Another addition with the update is the ability to be able to own multiple ships – something the community has wanted for a long time now. You can store the ships on your freighter. Ships can now be specialised to “improves performance in specific areas.” Oh, and when buying a new ship, you can give up your current one for a discount on the new one.
There’s a lot of other additions as well, it’s a BIG update. Traders, faction standing, base-building options etc. And some “quality of life” improvements as well:
- NPC interaction text now appears faster, and can now be skipped.
- The option to return to ‘Game Mode Select’ has been added, allowing players to quickly change game mode
- A Mission Log has been added to allow players to track multiple objectives
- The user interface has been made easier to read in many places, and background graphics have been added
- Atmospheric low-flight has been adjusted and improved
- Ships, weapons, vehicles, freighters and bases can now all be renamed.
- Long-clicks have been removed in many menus places to allow for faster interface navigation
Phew, that’s a lot of changes.