In the first six months of this year, No Man’s Sky players on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Game Pass have already enjoyed two major free updates (Sentinels and Outlaws) and a large but brutal expedition (Leviathan). As we approach our 4th anniversary on Xbox, we are proud to announce our third free update of the year. Endurance launches today and is free to all Xbox and Game Pass players.
The freighters of No Man’s Sky are huge, arresting vessels which have long served their traveler captains as they embark on missions to the far reaches of the galaxy. As the name suggests, Endurance is a nod to epic voyages in striking ships and is our opportunity to put these impressive craft front and center.
For the first time, you will be able to build intricate freighter bases to rival their planetary constructions, with the added benefit that these ones are able to sail across the stars. We have cranked up the customization of these capital ships to the max, and we’re looking forward to seeing the same base-building creativity in space as we see planet-side.
Design and build your floating base with scanner rooms, shops, planters, refiners, and extractors to name but a few. Then populate them with a crew who will move from room to room through glass corridors with incredible starlit space-vistas as they carry out their duties.
Corridors and bridges are not confined to the interior of your ship either. A walkway on a freighter’s exterior provides an amazing vantage point to view the planets, stars and all-new asteroid fields. Photo-mode at the ready!
And you’ve not experienced a warp-field until you’ve seen one from the bridge of a freighter!
It is always delightful to see Xbox and GamePass players pour into No Man’s Sky in such high numbers around updates and we are seeing longer and longer play times with every content drop. With Endurance, we’re excited to see our Xbox travelers, old and new, assemble in droves again.
No Man’s Sky comes complete with all 21 major updates up to and including Waypoint, our 4.0 update.
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…