Huge No Man’s Sky Update Coming Soon, Hello Games Acknowledges Controversy

After several months of silence, No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has published a blog post confirming its intention to release an update within the next few days. The update is so large it's been given a title, "The Foundation Update". The name references the studio's intention to build upon what's introduced in the patch.

Additionally, the post makes a brief mention of the controversy that has engulfed No Man's Sky. It's best that you read it for yourself:



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 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.

Thank you,

Hello Games

Reception hasn't been so positive in the comments section of the post. Nonetheless, many have recognized this once in a lifetime opportunity for Hello Games to earn back some good will. Though, that will require that the update is not only successful, but works without widespread issues.

Stay tuned for patch notes.