Massive No Man’s Sky update adds multiplayer, 30 hours of story and much more

No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games just released Atlas Rises, the third major update for the space exploration game, on both PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Coming 367 days after No Man’s Sky launched, Atlas Rises sounds like the game’s biggest expansion yet. Significant new elements include a preliminary implementation of multiplayer features, 30 hours of story content alongside a revamped quest system, the ability to edit terrain, and an overhauled galactic economy.

“This update marks the one year anniversary of No Man’s Sky, and a lot has changed,” said Hello Games. “This is the next step on our journey.”

As with the two previous expansions to No Man’s Sky, November’s Foundation update and March’s Path Finder update, the Atlas Rises update is full of changes and fixes based on community feedback. No Man’s Sky players have long been asking for features such as the ability to salvage crashed freighters, fly close to planets’ surfaces and land a ship without being automatically ejected from the cockpit — and they can now do all of those things.