Ever thought about getting another crack at No Man’s Sky? The perspective might not be that appealing, considering that Hello Game’s 2016 title lost its luster after going live, but it appears that with the new graphic and gameplay overhaul, No Man’s Sky transformed into something spectacular.
So, what’s this about No Man’s Sky becoming cool again? Well, as you know, the title was considered a true flashpoint. Being released ahead of schedule, the game lost almost all of its community in the course of a month. The reason was more than obvious – lackluster gameplay, no multiplayer support, and choppy graphics.
However, after a couple of months of complete silence, Hello Games released the game’s first patch, entitled the Foundation Update, which allowed the player to construct planetary bases. And now, after a couple of months of more work, the company launched a massive patch called the Pathfinder Update.
From what we can tell, the post-launch updates totally transformed, making it awesome once more. So, what’s up with the Pathfinder, and why should I download it? First of all, how would you feel about going Mad Max on a planet? As a matter of fact, the Pathfinder Update introduces a new class of vehicles called the Exocraft.
Basically, these are land-based vehicles, which allow the player to explore the planet surface faster than ever before. The exocraft are highly customizable, meaning that you can add stuff like boosters, weapons, lasers for mining, and scanners.
Thanks to the new update, you will also be able to share your base over the web using the Steam Workshop. In terms of bases, the Pathfinder update introduces 40 new parts. But that’s not all.
The Pathfinder update introduces new ship classes (Fighter, Hauler, Explorer, and Shuttle), each divided into three major classes – A, C and the legendary S class. Additional features include high-resolution textures, ambient occlusion, and improved ambient lighting.
PS4 Pro 4K resolution support has also been added, as well as a new survival mode. To make the game more interesting, the developers spiced up the survival mode by introducing a permadeath feature (insert the “If he dies, he dies” meme here). Another interesting feature is the Instagram-like Photo mode, which allows the users to post No Man’s Sky screenshots on their Instagram account.
Bottom line – it appears that the developers wanted to win back the hearts and mind of their fans, and this major overhaul might be just what the doctor ordered.
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