No Man’s Sky Announces ‘The Abyss’ Halloween Update
Ever since the No Man’s Sky ‘NEXT’ update released earlier this year, fans of the procedurally generated title have flocked back to the game en masse, finally able to enjoy some of the features that were expected out of the game back when it originally launched back in 2016. With Hello Games now churning out regular content updates, the developer has no set its sights on the spookier aspects of the game with the newly announced ‘The Abyss’ content update.
Announced over on the official No Man’s Sky website, the developer first begins by recapping its latest updates, while also thanking players for sticking with the game as it has continued to grow. “Over the months since release we have been adding new free content, community missions and improvements to No Man’s Sky every week,” the post begins. “From small features like allowing players to customise body shape, to large gameplay additions like the Pilgrim motorbike, and companion features such as addition of discovery leaderboards to the Galactic Atlas, allowing the community to track progress betwen factions.”
We have enjoyed posting weekly development updates and highlighting some of what players are up to in our game. It’s so gratifying, and often quite touching, to see how No Man’s Sky and the community have grown and evolved. We’ve been listening intently, and are hard at work on fixes and improvements. We wanted to share a little news from behind the scenes.
Whilst most of the team have been busy on weekly updates, a handful have been working on something else, our first titled update since NEXT. A new free update is releasing next week for all players. We’ve called it The Abyss, because it focuses on some of the eerier elements of No Man’s Sky, in keeping with the theme of this season. This is another small step on a longer journey for us. Thank you for joining us.”
Admittedly this isn’t much to go on, though focusing on the “eerier elements” of the game leads us to believe that the developer may be implementing more biological horrors, not unlike the Alien-esque enemies players can encounter by interacting with Whispering Eggs. It is also possible that we’ll be getting themed cosmetics or structures. Thankfully we won’t have to wait long to find out, as the free content update arrives next week, likely around Halloween.
No Man’s Sky is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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