New Content Suggested for August in No Man’s Sky ARG
Developer Hello Games has been sending players cryptic tapes this past month, setting them on a course to discover their meaning. Through a series of puzzling cassettes, players were able to decipher a secret message. The No Man’s Sky ARG suggested that this August could see new content for the ambitious exploration game.
Players who took to Reddit to discuss the No Man’s Sky ARG said they received these tapes in the mail as part of the ARG that they have dubbed “Waking Titan”. The puzzles include ROT13 ciphers and required some technical analysis to get through. The final result was a PDF report titled “Mercury”. Here is what the “Mercury Process Self Diagnosis Report” had to say:
“We hope you have enjoyed the successful distribution of 180 Access IDs, and we hope you will also appreciate the other interesting artifacts we have in store for you going forward. We intend to keep the process alive until the completion of Project Waking Titan in August.”
The PDF ending the No Man’s Sky ARG goes on to say that the input from Mercury Subroutine will offer new experiences in the 1.3 version for a universe fans are familiar with. The PDF ends with the initials “S.M.” which fans have taken to be a reference to the founder of Hello Games Sean Murray. This has lead the fandom to believe that the man himself has confirmed new content for the game.
What exactly these updates will include not entirely clear, however, excitement is building for the next addition of content coming to the game. The last update to No Man’s Sky revived what some thought was a disappointing title, due to confusion on what to expect from the game. With the addition of new gameplay content and vehicles, players found it refreshing to have new ways in interact with the millions of procedurally generated creatures and planets. New content is always a good way for developers to crush doubts and bring new and skeptical players back into the game to give it a chance.
How do events like the No Man’s Sky ARG generate interest in titles? Are they a practical means of making outsiders curious about the game? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
Charles Douglas734 Posts
Deep in the mountains of the south west lives a man who writes game editorials, makes YouTube Videos, and is an overall mega nerd. An avid believer in Unicorns, and your new all star line backer, Number 34, CHARLES DOUGLAAAAAAASSSS!!!!