Good morning all,
Our small Hello Games team had a big year in 2020, releasing six huge free updates to No Man’s Sky. We’re even more excited about what 2021 has in store! Today we are very excited to release our first major update of 2021: Companions.
Ever since travelers encountered their first creatures on their first planet No Man’s Sky, it seemed inevitable that you would want to befriend them and invite them to join you on their inter-galactic journeys.
The Beyond update in 2018 introduced the concept of feeding, riding and even milking a huge range of animals into the game. Companions takes that to a whole new level in a huge new update.
Travelers can now adopt and bond with the creatures they encounter. They will travel side by side with you as you journey through the universe, both as a friend and as a valuable assistant on your journey. Train them to search for resources, spot dangers, provide light, hunt dangerous wildlife, find settlements, dig for buried treasure, or even extract materials with their own mining lasers mounted on it. shoulder.
If properly fed, your companion will lay eggs which can be collected and incubated. Watch in wonder as newborns hatch and grow from babies to adults! Use the new Space Anomaly Egg Sequencer to genetically modify your companion’s eggs into ever wilder species.
Give your companion a unique look with a wide range of accessories and customizable decals. Have you created a rare and remarkable creature? It could be valuable and sought after. Why not trade their eggs with other travelers?
Creature personalities are defined by their species and ecosystem so that no creature is alike and their personalities develop more as you deepen your bond with them. Your loyal friend will travel the planet with you as you explore and can be petted, fed and played with. When meeting other travelers and their companions, they can become scared, playful, or even aggressive, due to their own personalities.
Each adopted creature is equipped with a neural harness that connects directly to the exosuit. Your companion’s innermost thoughts will be translated and sent directly to your internal communication channels. Feel the connection with them grow as you play with them, feed them, and go on adventures together.
2020 for our small development team has turned out to be one of the busiest to date with no less than six free updates for No Man’s Sky, including our great updated variation Origins, our introduction to cross-play and Xbox Series X Update | S Next Generation. On top of that, everything was our entry into Xbox Game Pass in June who saw several million new travelers enter the universe for the first time.
The Companions Update is the first update in another busy year for No Man’s Sky and is available as a free download for existing owners starting today.
Our journey continues.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky comes with all 12 major updates up to and including Origins, our update 3.0 which significantly expands the universe. Inspired by the adventure and imagination we love from classic sci-fi, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, constant danger and action. In No Man’s Sky, each star is the light of a distant sun, each orbiting life-filled planets, and you can go to any one of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens and no limits. In this procedurally generated infinite universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other player has seen before – and perhaps never will be again. Embark on an Epic Journey At the center of the galaxy lies an irresistible impulse that takes you on a journey to it to discover the true nature of the cosmos. But, in the face of hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you’ll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will depend on the choices you make to upgrade your ship, weapon, and suit. Find Your Own Destiny Your journey through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, attacking the weak and taking their wealth, or taking out pirates for their bounties? The power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry. Or a trader? Find rich resources in forgotten worlds and mine them at the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you will reap huge rewards. Or maybe an explorer? Cross the known frontier and discover places and things no one has seen before. Improve your engines to jump ever further and strengthen your suit to survive in toxic environments that would kill the unwary. Share your journey The galaxy is a living and breathing place. Trade convoys travel between the stars, factions compete for territory, pirates hunt the reckless, and police constantly watch. All other players live in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your findings with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own …