No Mans Sky: Pathfinder
The path for the future09 Mar 2017
The open road still softly calls
In what is becoming a bit of a habit for Hello Games after a few months of silence we got hit with another massive update to their much-maligned space sim No Mans Sky.
The headline feature in this update is the addition of ground-based vehicles or "exocraft" allowing for speedier land-based reconnaissance and exploration. Unfortunately, it currently seems to be bound to your chosen home planet, though maybe after another month of silence, the ship launched vehicles will be a part of the next update:
The pathfinder update also includes a large host of visual improvements to the game including:
Along with a host of quality of life improvements, PS4 Pro support and general bug fixes. One that caught our eye was "Atmospheric low-flight has been adjusted and improved" but upon reinstallation and ensuring the update had been acquired we have noticed little to no improvements low atmospheric flight. Which is a shame, remember this trailer it had that awesome low flying dogfight. Oh well, maybe next update.
It's good to see Sean and the team sticking to NMS and improving it with each update. In an earlier podcast, we mentioned this game could have flourished as an indie early access. Instead, it was pushed out as a $90+ NZD AAA release without a massive studio behind it to support it. Here's hoping with these continuous updates the games true potential is realised.