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Hello Games Unveils "Orbital" Update: No Man's Sky Continues to Soar

Custom Starships, Procedural Space Stations, and Fleet Engagement Highlight the Latest Expansion

NEWS  Games  March 28, 2024  Reading time: 2 Minute(s)

mdo Max (RS editor)

Hello Games has once again propelled players into the boundless universe of No Man's Sky with its latest major update, Orbital. Since its launch in 2016, the game has continuously expanded, offering a rich tapestry of exploration and discovery, all without charging a single penny for additional content. With Orbital, the studio introduces a plethora of new features, further enriching the player experience and solidifying No Man's Sky as a leading force in the realm of sci-fi sandbox gaming.


The centerpiece of the Orbital update is undoubtedly the introduction of fully customizable starships. Players now have the freedom to craft their dream vessels, selecting components and designs to suit their individual preferences. Sean Murray, the visionary behind Hello Games, notes:

"For a while now, players have dreamed of the ability to create their own starships in their dream configuration."

This feature opens up a universe of possibilities, allowing players to construct unique ships from salvaged parts, acquired through exploration and trade.

Furthermore, the update brings a significant overhaul to space stations, leveraging procedural generation to imbue each station with its own distinct character. From exterior architecture to interior layouts influenced by regional alien cultures, every space station promises a fresh experience for intrepid travelers. This dynamic approach ensures that no two stations are alike, adding depth and immersion to the cosmic landscape.

In addition to these headline features, Orbital introduces enhanced engagement with fleet management.


Players now have the opportunity to provide input on fleet decisions, ranging from strategic advice to direct intervention in critical situations. This interactive element adds a new layer of depth to fleet dynamics, empowering players to shape the outcome of missions and forge their own narrative within the game.

The update also delivers a host of quality-of-life improvements, including revamped Guild rewards, reputation-based discounts, and a demand-driven market trading system.


Technical enhancements, such as screen space reflection rendering optimizations, further refine the visual experience, while bug fixes ensure smoother gameplay across all platforms.

No Man's Sky update 4.6 - Orbital is now available on PC (Steam and Xbox app), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Game Pass, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch systems. Whether charting uncharted galaxies or building the starship of your dreams, Orbital invites players to embark on an endless journey of exploration and adventure in the ever-expanding universe of No Man's Sky.





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