Today we are delighted to be launching a major update for No Man’s Sky. We’ve called it “Origins,” because it is breathing new life into the game’s universe.
Two years ago, Xbox One fans the world over woke up on their first planet, a broken spaceship beside them, and looked around to find their way off that world and into space. So began a journey which for some has been thousands of hours of exploration and discovery.
Earlier this year, over 2 million Xbox One and PC travellers poured into the universe through Xbox Game Pass and they too learnt for the first time how much there was to find.
No Man’s Sky has been updated several times since its original Xbox One launch. Over the years, players have enjoyed the enhanced multiplayer hub of the Nexus with Beyond, birthed and raised living ships, navigated tough planetary environments with their Exo Mech and teamed up with friends and strangers alike on other platforms with cross-play support. Our cadence of updates has increased dramatically this year as we try and accommodate the many different play styles which we are now supporting.
Xbox One players of No Man’s Sky play the game for a wealth of different reasons, but that sensation of discovering something that no one has ever seen before is one of the big ones.
No Man’s Sky: Origins is directed squarely at those explorers.
Starting today, Xbox One travellers will be able to explore a stranger, richer and more diverse universe than ever before. New planetary biomes loomed over by mountainous and volatile terrain, new weather conditions to battle against, a wealth of new creatures large and small, huge new buildings filled with new lore and much, much more. And as with most things in our procedurally generated universe, you will be the first to clap eyes on whatever you discover.
Origins is our big annual update for 2020, in the tradition of Beyond last year. It is something a large part of our small team has been working on in the background to the smaller, more frequent updates so far this year. We’re very excited to see what you find.
Our journey continues.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky comes complete with all 12 major updates up to and including Origins, our 3.0 update which dramatically expands the universe.
Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.
In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.
Embark on an epic voyage
At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you’ll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit.
Find your own destiny
Your voyage through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry.
Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you’ll reap huge rewards.
Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary.
Share your journey
The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own…