Since the beginning of the year, Xbox fans of No Man’s Sky have been enjoying the fruits of our 5th anniversary celebrations with the release of three major free updates to the game: Companions, Expeditions, and Prisms. Today we are thrilled to release our biggest update of the year: Frontiers.
With No Man’s Sky, we always want to let players step into the cover of a science fiction book, to explore an infinite universe. One aspect of that fantasy, perhaps requested more than any other feature, but which has never been possible until now, is wandering across alien planets to find living, breathing settlements.
For the first time in No Man’s Sky, the Frontiers update introduces populated settlements to the universe. Upon encountering these communities, travellers can choose to help them, even lead them, ensure their future prosperity and happiness, and ultimately develop these fledgling towns into even larger urbations.
If you choose to become the Overseer of a settlement, you can construct new buildings, to see your town grow as you welcome new inhabitants. Citizens will look to you to help solve their problems, make important decisions, keep them safely below sentinel radars, and help defend against drone attacks.
Our very first update for No Man’s Sky was to introduce base building, something which has become one of our most popular features. Frontiers brings a huge overhaul with hundreds of new base parts, advanced building controls and a new grid menu to aid with even more fanciful constructions.
And the long-awaited Expedition 3, Cartographers, is just around the corner. Join in this latest seasonal event which starts all players in the same place and, as the name suggests, focuses on planetary mapping and exploration. Players will start their adventure with a technologically unique ship which requires bespoke materials to repair. They will need to thoroughly explore their starting world to escape the toxic atmosphere of planet Gisto Major.
Frontiers is our 17th major (free) update to No Man’s Sky since our initial launch five years ago. We are thrilled to be able to continue evolving this universe we have created and to continue this adventure with our Xbox players.
Our journey continues.
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