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11 major improvements coming to No Man's Sky on Xbox One

A few months ago, Xbox One owners were shocked when Hello Games announced that No Man's Sky was coming to the system with Xbox One X support over the summer.

In preparation for the July 24, 2018 Xbox One launch, 505 Games released a new trailer which highlights some of the major changes the title has received since its PlayStation 4 and PC release a few years ago. A complete list can be seen below.

  1. Regenerated universe allows each star system to have its own wealth and conflict levels.
  2. "Stargates" allow players to quick-travel to any planet.
  3. New terrain-generation algorithms create more interesting landscape.
  4. "Exocrafts" allow players to use rovers and other vehicles to traverse planets.
  5. Various game modes like "Creative", "Survival", and "Permadeath" have been added.
  6. Base building allows you to make you own structures, set up various facilities, and hire alien recruits.
  7. There are more missions and story options.
  8. Terrain manipulation lets you alter planets and reach areas that may have been inaccessible before.
  9. Crashed freighters offer great rewards when you explore them.
  10. Tighter space combat and smarter enemies.
  11. Massive interstellar freighters can be purchased and used as a mobile base.

It's great to see Hello Games correct the issues No Man's Sky had at launch and make it an even better game. Hopefully the multiplayer update will bring a lot of players back.

No Man's Sky is a science fiction adventure set across an infinite universe, in which every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. In this procedurally-generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other player has seen before. However, a mystery lies at the center of the galaxy, an irresistible pulse that draws you on a voyage to discover the true nature of the universe.

According to the developer, your journey will be charged with danger, encountering hostile creatures and fierce pirates. In order to survive, you will need to prepare, upgrading your ship, suit and weapons. Whether you choose to fight, trade or explore has consequences, shaping your journey as you travel.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • Everything about that list is amazing, except for fast travel which I would never use.
  • Hey... All those things you mentioned are currently in the game.. The NEXT update will bring other stuff and improve all that... You messed your information with the ATLAS RISE update.. Check it out.
  • Chill man, this should have been only informational, just what has changed since No Mans Sky was introduced...We still don't have exact information on what everything will be arriving....
  • I'm finding it hard to want to spend $50 on this game even with all the improvments. Granted, it's a beautiful game and the procedural generation of the flora, fauna and landscapes is interesting and a technological achievement. However, there are so many other games that do base building, exploration, and space combat, etc. better than No Man's Sky. It makes it a hard sell at that price point. That's just me though.