When No Man’s Sky launched in 2016, the sport was met with blended response. For some, the Hello Games title didn’t reside as much as the expectations set by the sport’s advertising. In the years following the sport’s rocky launch, the developer continued to update No Man’s Sky, making it into a much more spectacular recreation. On Wednesday, one other main update has rolled out: Prisms.
No Man’s Sky’s Prisms update is a free update that overhauls the sport’s visuals. The recreation seems to be gorgeous; at this level, Hello Games has greater than surpassed the unique promise made within the 2013 announcement trailer. No Man’s Sky has come up to now prior to now 5 years — really, a Destiny-style comeback — that it now seems to be like a completely new recreation.
“Virtually every aspect of the game has had a visual overhaul,” Hello Games stated in a information launch. “Planets, skies, stars, creatures, the weather, space stationers and more — new technology and new art mean they look the best they’ve ever been.”
New climate results embrace dimensional rain, with “refracts the light,” making the surfaces it touches “slick and wet.” Caves will be explored underground, with dynamic lighting that dramatically impacts how the biomes look.
An update in February added pets — the flexibility for gamers to tame, practice, and breed alien creatures. It’s a preferred function, however flying pets have been by no means included in that. As of Prisms, they’re: Players can now tame and experience flying creatures, like “giant beetles, flying worms, and colossal butterflies.” All companions will see visible enhancements — like textured fur.
“Above you, the night sky now shines with the light from thousands of distant stars,” Hello Games wrote. “New audio and visual effects transform your interstellar experience as you warp between destinations. In the Space Station, your freighter, and other interiors you’ll notice volumetric lights, detailed surfaces from Parallax Occlusion Mapping and gorgeous reflective metallic surfaces.”
Photo Mode has additionally been enhanced as a part of the Prisms update, with “improved depth of field and bloom controls.”
No Man’s Sky’s Prisms update is the third main free update launched in 2021, following the Companions and Expeditions updates. Hello Games stated it has extra coming later this yr.