No Man’s Sky announces new update, The Abyss, releasing next week

    
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It’s only been a couple of months since the release of No Man’s Sky’s last named update, NEXT, but it looks like the folks at Hello Games have been hard at work since then, as they’ve just announced the imminent release of a new major content update known as The Abyss. Announced in a short post on the game’s official site, The Abyss is something of an enigma right now — all we know for sure is that “it focuses on some of the eerier elements of No Man’s Sky,” as befits an update slated to go live right around Halloween.

Beyond that, specific details of what the update will entail are unknown, but as Eurogamer’s post on the matter points out, “An obvious candidate for possible expansion as part of The Abyss would be No Man’s Sky’s Biological Horrors, which were introduced in the NEXT update and appear whenever players attack Whispering Eggs.” Seems like a solid guess, though we’ll just have to wait and see what awaits players in the darkness. The Abyss will be available for free to all existing players on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 next week.

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Slaasher

When I logged back in after being away for 2 weeks and all my planets and systems had been renamed by someone else even though I had renamed & uploaded all of them, I left. Possibly for good this time.
It just never seems to end with this game in terms basic things that go wrong.
It is almost as though they built a game then never played it.

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Nick Smith

Is that a bug?

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Slaasher

I dont know. Filled out a bug report over a month ago, left message son the Steam bug reporting forum etc and never heard back from anyone

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Mark Jacobs

I’ve put more than a fair number of hours into this game and yeah, it sounds like a bug.

I’ve always credited CCP for how they handled EO after its launch as they really built it into one of the most successful MMORPGs of all time after a less than stellar launch (from a sales perspective). HG seems to be trying really hard to do the same but they, like most of us devs, need to improve their release certification process. I played in their first community event and after getting hit by the sci-fi version of “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” I quit for a few weeks. Now that it’s fixed, I’m playing again but I won’t jump into any of their events as long as people are still getting stuck in the wrong galaxy.

I love the fact that they are putting so much effort into improving the game after all the issues at launch. I hope this event goes well for them and doesn’t turn into another “2 steps forward, one step back” event. We had those at Mythic, and they are no fun for players or for developers.

Best of luck HG!

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Tobasco da Gama

I have a friend who bought this recently and has been enjoying it a lot. It’s definitely on my backlog now, but I don’t know when I’ll actually get around to it.

Spooky Halloween content for a lonely survival exploration game is such a natural fit, though.

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camren_rooke

Waiting on the Christmas Steam sale for NMS.

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TheDefensior

Good work from Hello Games in taking the game this far after a disastrous launch. Still, a bit disappointed that the multiplayer aspect of NEXT isn’t yet available for the GOG version that I own. Hopefully that’s still planned to get done before the end of the year.

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Xijit

GOG doesn’t give refunds out of its own pocket for fun: that was them saying “these assholes have abandoned our version and will not be getting anymore updates.”

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NeoWolf

I have to give Hello Games props for turning things around. When the game first came out and it was NOTHING like they described I thought the game was pretty much in the toilet for good.. but they managed to turn it around.

I am impressed at thier hard work.