No Man’s Sky’s Visions update introduces strange and deadly planets and biomes, new activities, and more

    
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It’s been less than a month since the release of No Man’s Sky’s last major content update, The Abyss, but the folks at Hello Games clearly haven’t been resting on their laurels, as today they announced the imminent release of another huge update called Visions. Whereas The Abyss was all about aquatic exploration, Visions calls players back to the world above to venture forth onto new planets featuring all-new biomes, flora, fauna, and more.

The update also adds a handful of new activities in which players can take part, such as archaeology, which has players digging up ancient bones of alien lifeforms to try to piece together full skeletons that are “particularly rare and especially valuable.” In addition, the crashed freighters that players can find scattered throughout the universe are now procedurally generated, so each one should present a new challenge for players looking to salvage the precious cargo stowed within.

And to top it off, there’s now a new Community Research mission type that “allows explorers to share progress and work toward a common goal” and which will reward players with access to unique cosmetics, decorations, emotes, and more. You can check out some of the new planets and biomes in the update’s official trailer below, or you can head over to the game’s official site to peruse the patch notes in full.

Source: Press Release, Official Site
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Nate Woodard

Out of this game, Elite Dangerous and Derp Citizen, I felt most compelled to buy this game. Something stayed my hand and I have been quietly watching it come into the game I expected it to be on release! I am so glad it’s happening and am looking forward to playing this given it’s on sale for this weekend holiday.

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NeoWolf

You know these guys could teach a lot of companies about how to turn it around and redeem yourselves in the eyes of your customers when you screw up or fall very short on the initial release promises.

Kudos to them! I shall look forward to VISIONS.

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flatline4400

The only problem with all these rapid releases is that they constantly break mods, due to the somewhat braindead way in which the game loads mod data… still, I’m glad they’re working hard on it!

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Zzad

That survey they did to the community not long ago is really paying off!!! :O

Got to give lots of credit to Hello Games for the AMAZING development they are doing on the game!
NMS has become one of my fav games ever! And i’ve played a lot over +35 years of gaming!
The greatest thing it has almost infinite potential still if they just keep on building on it like they are doing at this insane rate and meaningfull way!
Love the game and love the team behind it!

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Vorender

Awesome! I’ll have to check this out.

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xpsync

I did and no regrets, well one regret actually, that i didn’t buy it sooner.

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Indigo Salma

I’l be getting a new video card next week, hopefully i’l be able to run tte game with more than 20-35 fps. I really want to enjoy it but the performance is still horrible.

I got a GTX 960 2GB , just ordered a GeForce GTX 1060 6GT OCV1 6GB.
HOPEFULLY this will at least get it to 50+ fps or so constantly with no lag >.<.

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Randy Savage

I think the CPU is more of a bottleneck than the GPU for this game due to the nature of the game. Either way, you should see a performance increase because that’s a pretty substantial upgrade to your GPU. But you’ll probably still encounter some “lag” when elements are being generated.

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Excellent choice Indigo, beyond what the statistics read, i’m always finding that anything 10xx feels so much more, as in your case 75% increase will literally feel like 120% to 140% increase.

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-960-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB/3165vs3639

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Tobasco da Gama

I’ve really been having a good time with this one in between Warframe sessions. I don’t know what it was like pre-NEXT, but so far it’s really been delivering on the chilled-out Cool Screenshot Generator experience I hoped it would provide. And now there will even more things to take cool screenshots of!