Video game developer Hello Games officially announces that the first update for its space exploration and survival title No Man's Sky nears completion.
With No Man's Sky's release date taking place next week for PC and PlayStation 4, it seems as if the developers at Hello Games want to provide fans with the most polished and pristine version of the game as possible by continuing to work on its finer points. According to the studio's founder Sean Murray, the company is currently close to wrapping up development on the first major update for the space exploration title, and it apparently the patch will be providing a lot of content.
As seen in the tweet from the Hello Games founder below, No Man's Sky's first update won't simply be dispatched to fix minor bugs and stability errors, but it will also have "Lots of new features, balancing and content." The developers have been refining the first update for the better part of a month now, and the studio obviously wants it to support the game in the only in the best ways it can.
With Hello Games already nearing completion on No Man's Sky's first update prior to its launch, it suggests that the developer could potentially add free content to the title at some point in the future. However, should this be the case, it's unclear how the studio would implement such materials, especially considering it has yet to hit the market.
Furthermore, even though the first update's already almost done, the studio hasn't announced exactly when fans can expect it to be available. Bearing in mind the standard operating procedures of most releases nowadays, though, it's more than likely that Hello Games is eyeing day one as the release date for the patch.
No Man's Sky was originally set to launch on both PC and PlayStation 4 simultaneously on August 9, but unfortunately, Hello Games was forced to delay it on PC to August 12. Of course, fans of the title can at least rejoice that both platforms will be receiving No Man's Sky within several days of one another, as the difference in launch times isn't too drastic.
Although No Man's Sky is coming out in less than a week from now, some fans have been unable to be patient and restrain themselves from experiencing the game in any way possible. As it happens, the Reddit user Daymeeuhn purchased a copy of the title that broke its street date from eBay for a reported $1250, and subsequently posted several instances of in-game video, which have have since been removed. While such situations are bound to occur with games as eagerly awaited as No Man's Sky, with such a short amount of time left before its official launch, one would do well to not spoil the anticipation for themselves and heed Hello Games' plea to avoid watching leaked gameplay.
No Man's Sky is set to release on August 9, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and August 12, 2016 for PC.