No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has broken its silence, stating that an update will be releasing “this week.”
With the exception of a handful of tweets and several emails to the press, all stemming from an alleged hack, No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has been near-silent about the controversial game since shortly after it released in August. That is, until today.
In a post on the game’s website, the developer states that an update, titled “The Foundation Update,” will be available for No Man’s Sky sometime this week, with detailed patch notes coming “soon.” The update was named “because we have added the foundations of base building, and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come.”
The post also comments on the “intense and dramatic” discussion surrounding the game, and also acknowledged the minimal communication from the studio. While they have “been quiet,” the team promises that all feedback, “positive or negative,” has been heard.
You can read the post, in its entirety, below:
This week Hello Games will be releasing an update to No Man’s Sky. We’re calling it The Foundation Update, because we have added the foundations of base building, and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come.
Detailed patch notes will follow, and release will be soon.
Coming from five years of intense development, immediately after No Man’s Sky released the team spent six weeks updating the game with 7 patches across both platforms (the last of these was 1.09 on Sept 24th which you can read about them all here http://www.no-mans-sky.com/log/). These fixed many of the most common or critical bugs and issues post-release.
In the nine weeks since then our small team has been hard at work on development, testing and certification for the Foundation Update. It won’t be our biggest update, but 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.
Positive or negative feedback, you have been heard and that will truly help to make this a better game for everyone.
This update will be the first small step in a longer journey. We hope you can join us.
The last patch, 1.09, released in September, and focused on bug fixes, most notably the ability to more easily recover corrupted save files.
The game has been heavily criticized since its release, with critics alleging false advertising and missing features. These complaints have prompted an investigation by the UK’s Advertising Standard Authority.