No Man's Sky Dev Is Already Finishing Work on First Big Update

Hello Games is working on a big patch for the upcoming game.

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No Man's Sky launches next week, and anticipation has reached a fever pitch. But developer Hello Games isn't taking a break from working on the game in the run-up to its release: there's already an update in the works, and it seems like a pretty big one.

On Twitter, Sean Murray mentioned that the team is currently nearing completion on the first big patch for the game, and it doesn't appear to be a minor to address bugs and stability. Murray wrote, "5am at Hello Games. Wrapping up a month of work on our first update. Lots of new features, balancing and content."

This is encouraging, as it hints that the developer might add new, free content to the game in the future. It's unclear how this will work at the moment, however. Murray also hasn't stated yet when we can expect this update--considering that it's already almost done, the studio could in fact be targeting release day for this update.

No Man's Sky launches on August 9 for PS4 and PC, but recently someone managed to get a leaked copy of it. He claims to have "beaten" the game in about 35 hours. While you wait to get your hands on the game, you can check out our recent opinion about whether or not players will destroy No Man's Sky's universe.

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