The latest update to No Man’s Sky lets you climb aboard your very own alien spacecraft.
Most space travel is assumed to be done in highly advanced vessels made of metal and technology, but a few sci-fi universes think beyond mere constructs and instead, think a bit more organically. Species like the Vorlons of Babylon 5 of the Zerg in StarCraft used living spaceships to travel between the stars, and now you can do the same thing in No Man’s Sky. Only without the assimilation and genocide, but still with the gross tentacles.
The latest update is called Living Ships, and as the name implies, it adds organic spacecraft to No Man’s Sky.
“A new series of missions will take players through the ancient Korvax experiments that led to the birth of these interstellar beings,” says Hello Games on the official No Man’s Sky website. “Players who wish to incubate, grow and ultimately fly their own living ship should visit the Space Anomaly and follow the call of the Void Egg…”
Once you have your alien egg, you then hatch it and grow your spaceship, nurturing it for the specific qualities that you want–almost like a space-faring Pokémon. Each ship is procedurally generated so they’ll all have a unique appearance, although they will definitely all share some commonalities such as a bizarre organic cockpit where the controls are grasping tentacles.
Along with the new alien spaceships, Living Ships adds all-new space encounters with new lifeforms and mysterious objects to keep things fresh and exciting in the full vacuum of space.
Hello Games also mentioned that they’re going to go in a different direction with future updates. Rather than gigantic DLC like NEXT and BEYOND, they’re going to focus on more regular, smaller updates such as Synthesis and Bytebeat.
Living Ships is available now, so go out and get your new space pet.
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