Back in September, No Man’s Sky studio Hello Games revealed Origins as merely “the beginning of something new.” Now that the update is well behind us, you might be wondering what the “something new” is. Turns out it’s the next-gen console port, as Hello Games’ Sean Murray posted this morning that No Man’s Sky: Next Generation will be a “graphical upgrade on next gen” PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, complete with save-game transfer, upgradeable for free for existing owners of the game. And yes, the new upgrades work for existing players too.
The new trailer looks pretty stunning; slides promise 4K 60FPS, more detailed worlds, improved shadows and volumetrics and audio, up to 10 times faster loading, save game upgrading, PSVR support, and haptic controls.
In other No Man’s Sky news, the Halloween event is back; players will be mining tainted metal and quicksilver from spooky derelict ships.