Sunday August 07, 2016

No Man's Sky's Day-One Patch Changes The Entire Game

In what is being described as a massive overhaul, No Man’s Sky is getting a launch-day patch that includes newly written story paths, altered "rules of the universe," and changes to aiming mechanics and upgrade stats. I’m really interested in seeing whether this title lives up to the hype.

The entire notes are here but in sum they describe a game that is functionally not at all what some people or press are playing right now. One person paid $1,300 for a copy of the game nearly two weeks before its launch date (which is Aug. 9) and began streaming his playthrough and offering detailed thoughts on how the game plays. Publications such as Polygon and Kotaku also acquired the game early from retailers and also posted streams.