I’m really not sure what I was expecting from No Man’s Sky’s next update after Hello Games surprise-released a music and audio tool at the end of last year, but I’m almost one hundred percent certain it wasn’t an organic spaceship you can grow from an egg. And yet here we are, with the Living Ship update due out today on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
No Man’s Sky’s fascinating new mode of transport – a somewhat unnerving blend of insect and tentacular deep sea monstrosity – can be grown from Void Eggs, a process initially requiring players to complete the new Starbirth mission sequence that begins at the Space Anomaly.
Hello Games notes that Living Ships come with their own unique range of organic technologies, and that players can hatch and evolve procedural upgrades in order to grow their own custom ships. Furthermore, multiple ships can be hatched from additional eggs.