The Abyss sends No Man’s Sky players to the bottom of the ocean

    
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There'll be no accusations, just friendly crustaceans.

The next major update for No Man’s Sky has arrived, and it’s deep. It’s really deep. It’s deep because its whole thing is about sending players into the water, which can definitely be appropriately scary (as was teased last week). Yes, somehow it can be even scarier underwater than far, far above it… possibly because out there you have a ship instead of nothing more than a suit and an underwater base.

Yes, there are new construction modules for building your own Sealab (underneath the water), hours of new story (probably not including singing merpeople), and new terrifying underwater life (which may or may not wait dreaming beneath the seas) should give players plenty of stuff to explore below the waves. You can get a sense of the update’s content in the video just below, and we’ll reassure you that at no point does a player get swallowed by some vast leviathan. But you may want to watch out for a leviathan or two in play.

Source: YouTube, Patch notes via Polygon
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NeoWolf

I wonder how this will affect existing save games?? Part of my base is already underwater. Hopefully it will update those existing water spaces rather than apply only to new games.

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camren_rooke

I here there is water at the bottom of the ocean but they give you a tool to remove the water from the bottom of the ocean.

Both a water dissolving tool and water removing tool.

Same as it ever was.

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Dug From The Earth

The only thing keeping me from playing this more is the lack of people on my steam friends list who actually own it.

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Xijit

How about the step that includes releasing the MP patch for the GOG version?

No?

Well then fuck you Hello Games.

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Makhiel

Neat, though I don’t think my home planet has any oceans on it.

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Tobasco da Gama

Subnautica, now with procedural generation!

I kid, but this is actually a pretty exciting expansion. Hello Games keeps killing it with the free DLC. I’m definitely planning to grab this game once I knock a few other items off my backlog first.

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kgptzac

I haven’t played for a while but I know how quickly the oxygen drains in water even with full upgrade is the greatest pita to actually explore underwater terrains… followed by not much things to actually explore. I hope the update addressed both of these issues.

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Cosmic Cleric

Especially after coming from Subnautica, it’s very frustrating trying to stay under water.

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flatline4400

Almost as bad as video game flashlights that have about 10 minutes of battery life…

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Slaasher

Ya need the upgrades for under water