NO MAN’S SKY 1.3 UPDATE LIVE
Hello Games have now revealed their new 1.3 Update known as Atlas Rises.
The trailer can be found above and showcases a whole heap of new features including a new central storyline, portals, mission system, trade improvements, system economies, joint exploration and more.
A description on the official website reads:
“In the Atlas Rises story, the fabric of existence is starting to falter. A mysterious new interdimensional race have appeared. Glitches are causing ancient portals to activate. Our story brings a new context, quest system and branching narrative to No Man’s Sky.”
“30 hours of new story content. Double the lore and interactions of the existing game. Discover the truth behind the Abandoned Building logs, the World of Glass, the Sentinels, the Redemption of the Gek, and the meaning of sixteen… After Waking Titan, Atlas Rises.”
Stay tuned for more details
The No Man’s Sky Waking Titan ARG recently came to an end and now fans are waiting for the games big new 1.3 update to drop.is over and it’s culminated with a message from the games creator Sean Murray of Hello Games.
A message from the games creator Sean Murray released earlier this week stated:
“Update 1.3 will release this week and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players. We’re calling it Atlas Rises. It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. Patch notes will be made available shortly before the update goes live. What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.”
However, ahead of launch further details of the Atlas Rises update appeared online and tease the prospect of multiplayer.
Earlier this morning a number of changes were spotted, including a mention of “joint exploration”. It was swiftly pulled, but not before fans spotted it.
Naturally this was pulled pretty sharpish, but eager fans (obviously) spotted it in time.
“Update 1.3 Atlas Rises brings a brand new and overhauled central storyline, portals, a new procedural mission system, trade improvements, system economies, joint exploration and more,” the notes explained.
“This update marks the one year anniversary of No Man’s Sky, and a lot has changed.”
No Man’s Sky multiplayer was supposedly meant to feature in the original game release and despite fans running into each other on the same planet, neither could see each other and it wasn’t an active feature in the game.
One of the first screenshots released from the 1.3 update was a sort of Stargate-esk portals and this could be how multiplayer is introduced.
No Man’s Sky update 1.3 is scheduled to go live any moment now, but Hello Games haven’t shared any specific time details for when it will roll out.
Several screenshots of the new update have also now appeared online, which you can see in the gallery below:
In the lead up to the 1.3 Update, fans have been split with a mix of excitement and trepidation.
For the most part, fans are hoping for a cool new array of features, but also, they’re equally wary that after such hype, if all they get is the ability to portal jump to another planet it could undo a lot of the goodwill recently clawed back from Hello Games.
“The pessimist in me thinks it’s just like Stargate, and every planet will have its own address. The optimist in me hopes the portals lead to somewhere special, or serve more of a purpose. I feel like we’ve been teased with these things for so long that I don’t care what they do at this point. I just want to try one out.” replied one fan.
“Yeah same. Being able to dial planets is at least better than just going to a random one though. We could easily visit places like the hub etc. I’d be ok with it.. But then, it’s not the most interesting thing either, so it would be nice if there was more to it then that. But not expecting anything more than other planets, otherwise I’ll just be disappointed if that’s all it is.” revealed another.
For months Hello Games has been teasing “Project Waking Titan” through a variety of cassette tapes, websites, phone numbers, and radio stations scattered across the world.
A past Twitch livestream for the Arg resulted in a broadcast being made by Atlas Foundation CEO Elizabeth Leighton.
“In the video, she speaks about the work Atlas is doing. In it, she invites everyone to join the Citizen Science Division at http://csd.atlas-65.com.” explains a mega-thread on the games Sub Reddit.
“10,000 level 4 Atlas passes will be sent to a randomly selected pool of people. What these passes point us to, we don’t know.”
Obviously, the game has more than 10,000 players, which had lead many people to believe this could be some sort of beta test for new features for the game.
There were even some suggestions that it could open up a whole new galaxy to explore, but again, no one will know until Hello Games finally lift the curtain on this big surprise.
What is known, is that it certainly isn’t a beta, as according to one of the games main Reddit Moderators:
“Hello Games has informed me the level 4 Atlas passes will NOT unlock a beta version of No Man’s Sky. I repeat, it will NOT lead to a beta version of No Man’s Sky.”