No Man’s Sky’s Living Ship update adds organic, growable, psychedelic starships


It’s patch day for No Man’s Sky, the game that launched as a not-MMO mess and has pumped out so much epic content in the ensuing years that it’s winning awards and its playerbase put up a billboard out of adoration. Gotta love a comeback story!

The latest update is called Living Ship. Only it’s not just a ship… it’s a living ship, full of strange alien life forms. Wait, no, that was a different IP.

“The Living Ship update introduces the first new starship since ATLAS RISES. But this is more than just a ship – these are strange and beautiful creatures with lives of their own. A new series of missions will take players through the ancient Korvax experiments that led to the birth of these interstellar beings. Players who wish to incubate, grow and ultimately fly their own living ship should visit the Space Anomaly and follow the call of the Void Egg. These beautiful, organic, slightly psychedelic ships are uniquely grown (and as with everything in the No Man’s Sky universe, procedurally-generated). They can’t be upgraded in the same way as a traditional ship: each one is individually hatched, with a unique set of internal organs that determines its abilities. If you want a fast hyperdrive, you’ll need to nurture the right sort of life within your ship.”

Hello Games also notes that it’ll continue with its current content cadence of regular monthly feature updates and more “radical” content in the background. “We are enjoying these more regular updates, and the community seems to appreciate them too,” the studio says. “This January had more players on all platforms than any previous year, and the average player enjoys longer and more varied sessions across the board.”

No Man’s Sky just so happens to be 50% off on Steam right now.

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