The unstoppable force of expansion that is No Man’s Sky will swell once more tomorrow, 28th November, with the arrival of developer Hello Games’ Synthesis Update, which adds a range of frequently requested features to the space exploration sim.
Synthesis, if you’ve not been keeping tabs, is No Man’s Sky’s eighth major update since launch in 2016, following on from Foundation, Path Finder, Atlas Rises, Next, The Abyss, Visions, and this summer’s massive Beyond expansion. “It’s called the Synthesis update,” explains Hello Games, “because it’s a collection of features that create a connected whole”.
The developer says to expect over 300 changes and tweaks to the core No Man’s Sky experience, alongside more significant highlights. VR and non-VR experiences will now, finally, have feature parity, for instance, with VR players able to ride creatures and take screenshots, while non-VR players can pilot vehicles in first-person.