Free No Man's Sky Update Expands The Game Again On Thanksgiving

Here, have some turkey and a free update.

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A little more than three weeks after No Man's Sky's The Abyss update, developer Hello Games has announced that the sci-fi survival game will receive another free expansion. Coming tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, No Man's Sky's planets will get a little more alien in Visions.

According to the official No Man's Sky website, Visions will introduce "new planetary biomes, more colorful worlds, new fauna and flora, archeology, salvaging, and more." There are new alien types that disguise themselves as minerals, a new color palette that makes the worlds look lusher (or more desolate), new water variations and atmospherics, and much more. In short, the update is supposed to make the game's universe more varied and diverse.

As seen in the trailer above, Visions will also introduce new features, like archeology, salvaging, and crashed freighters, in addition to changing some of the game's visuals and aesthetics. Become a futuristic Indiana Jones through archeology and salvaging, as players use their multitool to uncover both ancient bones and fallen satellites. Crashed freighters are procedurally generated events where players can explore a crash site in search of valuable cargo.

Players should be careful after Visions launch, though, as the "more varied, more diverse universe" also introduces new threats. Visions will see new creatures, hazardous flora, and corrupted sentinel drones patrolling areas. Players may be able to escape the rising threat through precarious storms, and doing so may lead players to discover a planet's storm crystal, a valuable treasure that can be traded for a small fortune.

For a game as expansive as No Man's Sky, the game just gets larger with each expansion. And with these large-scale updates that complement the continuous, smaller-scale tweaks, it seems Hello Games remains committed to evolving the vast universe its created.

No Man's Sky's Visions update will be available tomorrow for free for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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I bought for cheap pre-owned for £8, and luckily I had avoided the game at launch and never bought it. Either way since I've started playing the game with the latest updates including The Abyss, I think this game is worth between £15-25 with the updates released and not what was charged on release day. It's no loss to me for what I paid for it, it's all a bonus as I still have hours of gameplay to enjoy for a fraction of what they charged. Just as I bought Homefront 2 for £4, it's no loss and it's something new to play at least.

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Man, all this crap they add and it still changes absolutely nothing about the game. There's still nothing to do besides travel from planet to planet, scan stuff, gather materials manually with your small hand laser cause that's so much fun. And now you can build bases and other crap, for those who care about it. But the game itself is ultimately still just as boring and just shows that an infinite amount of randomly generated worlds has no appeal. But then Skyrim has tons of copy/paste dungeons, sidequests, etc. that were created by devs and it's just as boring.

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Shame they blew the initial release so badly. Apparently the game is really good now. Well, for people who like that sort of thing.

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Too little too late, blah, blah, blah.

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