No Man’s Sky was one of the most highly-anticipated games in recent memory, but it failed to live up to the hype at launch. Aside from numerous bugs, No Man’s Sky was simply lacking many of the features that had been advertised, leading to an investigation by the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency. Developer Hello Games and director Sean Murray have been largely silent since launch, except when their Twitter and email accounts were supposedly hacked.

Nearly a month later, Hello Games has finally broken the silence to clue fans in to the future of the game. In a new post on the official website, Hello Games has announced that a new “Foundation Update” is headed to the game sometime this week. This update adds “the foundations of base building” and will also serve as “a foundation for things to come.” Here’s the scoop, straight from Hello Games.

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 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.

Source: Hello Games

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