You'll now see other players who are exploring the same world as you represented in-game as floating orbs.
No Man's Sky Update 1.3 is out today on PC and PlayStation 4. But now, portals that can fast travel you to different planets are a reality.
When No Man's Sky first released, I wasn't really sure what it was, or what it was trying to be, but I found a way to have fun with it. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that.
Discover and scavenge lost cargo from enormous crashed Freighters on planetary surfaces. Mission Agents at space stations will let you pick up a variety of ways to earn credits and compliment the new mission log UI.
Build your standing with numerous NPC guilds and unlock more hard, more rewarding missions. This opens up the new trading metagame. And if you wanted to be an interstellar tycoon, now star systems have their economic strengths and weaknesses. Meet supply and demand by purchasing goods at a low price, and hauling them to economically favorable systems.
You'll be able to analyse resources before you start hacking away to gain alternative resources from mining too.
New features have been added, such as a terrain-editing tool and mission system. It's been re-calibrated to give you more info and better rewards for scanning everything you see. Glitches are causing ancient portals to activate. Revisit previous planets, others bases or jump randomly to new worlds. But no, joint exploration turns out to be actual (if rudimentary) cooperative play, in which players physically float around next to each other, and can explore the galaxy together.
There are a number of improvements being made to the game visually, contextually, economically and creatively.
Ship maneuverability has been improved, bringing more skill to dogfighting. Plus a new HUD has been introduced to improve the experience of space combat. This includes a communicator, which can be used to advance mission steps, or even to hail pirates before they attack.
Whether you choose to fight, trade or explore, every decision you make has consequences, shaping your journey as you travel ever deeper into No Man's Sky. Do you consider the game redeemable?