No Man’s Sky’s Mysterious “Atlas Rises” Update Drops This Week (GALLERY)

Atlas Rises" Update Drops This Week, New Screenshots

Following a cryptic campaign called “Waking Titan,” which included a bizarre collection of cassettes and ROT13 ciphersNo Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has finally announced Update 1.3 set for release sometime this week. Officially called “Atlas Rises,” the update promises PC and PlayStation 4 players a a focus on “improving the central story,” and also adding a welcome fast-travel feature through the introduction of Stargate-like portals. Founder Sean Murray released a statement regarding the “Atlas Rises” announcement, alongside some brand new screenshots.

It’s been an exciting, intense, and emotional year for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently. We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.”

In addition to revealing an imminent patch notes release, Hello Games also discussed why the mysterious ARG campaign was launched. According to the developer, the reasoning can be attributed to wanting to create something interesting for the continuously devoted fans of No Man’s Sky. It looks like it worked, as it was revealed that over 250,000 people came together to solve the “Waking Titan” puzzle.

What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that,” Murray said. “We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that. You’ve travelled great distances both real and virtual, undertaken complex tasks, and explored the depths of simulation theory. New friendships have been forged, and a tight-knit community has been created. Most importantly a cute hamster has a new home.”

What do you think? Does the inclusion of Stargate-ish portals seem like a cool idea, or does the concept of fast-travel not impress you? What do you think is in store for the story? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to follow DTFG on Twitter to be informed of the latest from No Man’s Sky and other gaming / entertainment news 24 hours a day!

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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