No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update available now

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A couple of days ago, we reported on an email from Hello Games founder Sean Murray about No Man's Sky's next big update, version 1.3, in which the activation of transport portals and the addition of new story content were referenced.

Entitled Atlas Rises, the update introduces monumental changes and improvements to numerous game's systems, including 30 hours of entirely new story content, new missions, and a barebones form of online multiplayer.

Atlas Rises adds some much-wanted features to No Man's Sky. Well now you might actually go back there and make a home because Atlas Rises now has snazzy portals to let you zip all around the cosmos.

It'd been previously rumoured that there'd be "joint exploration" coming to the game naturally this led to the assumption that multiplayer would be fully-incorporated into the No Man's Sky experience. Other additions include new varieties of planet biomes of exotic nature, massive crashed freighters for scavenging, an updated UI, along with high-resolution textures for various environments for that much-needed eye candy when exploring the universe.

We're also seeing the beginning stages of a multiplayer system being put into place with Atlas Rising.

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While the details regarding it are still surrounded in mystery, some users have managed to discover other players online leading to a curious test to see if they are able to interact with each other.

Earning a 7/10 in our review upon its initial launch in August 2016, No Man's Sky released without numerous features fans were expecting.

Check out the new update trailer below.

At roughly 1 am United Kingdom, a password protected page was put up on the No Man's Sky website containing the 1.3 Patch Notes. Interaction is limited, but you have local voice chat and could theoretically us the terrain editing Multi-Tool enhancements together. The update has already gone live on both PlayStation 4 and PC, so if you're a lapsed No Man's Sky veteran, be sure to give it a look.

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