On the newly revamped No Man’s Sky website, Sean Murray from Hello Games pointed out that it’s been a year since launch, the team has been quiet lately (the last update was in March), and Update 1.3 is releasing this week on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Titled Atlas Rises, it “focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals.” A firm date hasn’t been set, but patch notes will arrive shortly before it goes live.
Murray then talked about reaching out to the community:
What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.
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.
When we posted those cassettes we didn’t know what to expect. In the last eight weeks a quarter of a million players from across the globe (174 countries, to be precise!) have come together – united by a shared love of mystery and science fiction – to form the Citizen Science Division. 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.
You’ve become part of the No Man’s Sky origin story.
It’s been an honour to watch, but this is just the beginning. Whether you’ve followed Waking Titan or not, we welcome anyone to sign up to the Citizen Science Division, and to join us on the official CSD forums.
Murray finished up his message by saying, “Our journey continues. Thank you for this year. We hope you enjoy what comes next.”
What else do you hope to see in Year 2 of No Man’s Sky?