No Man's Sky developer, Hello Games, has broken its silence and announced a new update for the game, and it's coming this week. Before you get too excited, the post on the game's website goes to a medium sized length to temper expectations, labelling the patch the "Foundation Update".
Full update from the No Man's Sky website:
This week Hello Games will be releasing an update to No Man’s Sky. We’re calling it The Foundation Update, because we have added the foundations of base building, and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come.
Detailed patch notes will follow, and release will be soon.
Coming from five years of intense development, immediately after No Man’s Sky released the team spent six weeks updating the game with 7 patches across both platforms (the last of these was 1.09 on Sept 24th which you can read about them all here http://www.no-mans-sky.com/log/). These fixed many of the most common or critical bugs and issues post-release.
In the nine weeks since then our small team has been hard at work on development, testing and certification for the Foundation Update. It won’t be our biggest update, but it is the start of something.
The discussion around No Man’s Sky since release has been intense and dramatic. We have been quiet, but we are listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about.
Positive or negative feedback, you have been heard and that will truly help to make this a better game for everyone.
This update will be the first small step in a longer journey. We hope you can join us.
So, there you have it. No matter your view on No Man's Sky, it's excellent news that the game is still being worked on. Will new features be enough to get you back on the No Man's Sky bandwagon? Let us know @VideoGamerCom.