The biggest update to come to No Man’s Sky is now live on PlayStatin 4, which brings with it a slew of new things to explore the universe with. The update is known as the Foundation Update and with that name, allows for three ways to now play No Man’s Sky.
There are three game modes:
Normal mode is the original chilled exploration experience
Creative mode allows players to explore the universe without limits, and build a huge base
Survival mode really changes the game, creating a much more challenging endurance experience
In addition to the three modes, players can now create a home base which will store your inventory and any research you come across
Save anywhere now, this will help in survival mode
Farm crops, new resources, new plants.
Leave messages for players at terminals
Freighters can be purchased and overseen by aliens who can provide more storage for inventory
Photo mode on PlayStation 4
Over on the website for No Man’s Sky, which I linked to above, the entire changelog can be viewed providing more details on the changes that have come to the game.
While No Man’s Sky had a rocky start when launching in August, there was highly ambiguous game underneath the issues that bubbled to the top as the release came. The team at Hello Games even went radio silent for months to get the next update up and ready. The studio has faced a lot of backlash due to the dire condition the game came in, launching half baked and missing tons of promised features that were promised.