'No Man's Sky' update, news: Hello Games announces Foundation Update, to roll out soon


After almost three months of silence following the release of “No Man’s Sky,” Hello Games recently announced that they will be releasing an update to their open world title named as “The Foundation Update.”

In the game’s official website, the developer explained that the name is actually an ode to the new content they are adding down the line. Aside from introducing the foundations of base building, the patch will also serve as “a foundation for things to come.”

The developer revealed that the team is working hard on updating the game with seven patches across platforms. They are also focusing on the testing and certification of the upcoming additions. It can be recalled that the last patch arrived on Sept. 24, bringing fixes to the most common, critical bugs and issues players encountered after the launch.

Hello Games added that they are always tuning in to the reviews of the gamers and critics. Although their Foundation Update is not the biggest in terms of content, they claim that “it is the start of something.”

“The discussion around ‘No Man’s Sky’ since release has been intense and dramatic. We have been quiet, but we are listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about… This update will be the first small step in a longer journey. We hope you can join us,” the statement concluded.

Specific details about the update will follow with the official release touted to be sometime this week. According to Forbes, the professional reviews were deemed to be not good, with the game only garnering a Metacritic score of 71 on PlayStation 4 and 61 on PC.

Some suggest Hello Games may change that as more updates for the title will soon roll out. “No Man’s Sky” is currently available across platforms. It was initially launched on Aug. 9.