Hello Games has released a brand new update for No Man’s Sky. According to the release notes, No Man’s Sky Desolation Update introduces procedurally-generated freighters, more story content, combat improvements, freighter customisation and more.
Going into more details, derelicts can now be found all across space. However, Travellers seeking salvage opportunities can acquire specific coordinates from a local scrap dealer. Derelict freighters are also procedurally generated, with no two interiors the same.
Moreover, each derelict freighter has a unique story to tell. Players can uncover hints about each crewmember’s fate by retrieving ship logs and personal effects, and ultimately gain access to the captain’s log for insight into the vessel’s final hours.
No Man’s Sky Desolation Update also adds improved bloom effects. This new technique results in colour vibrancy and a softer ambience around light sources. Additionally, this update improves lens flares, and adds the sun as an additional source of lens flare. Lens dust is now much more evident, and there is now an animated halo effect surrounding bright light sources. Not only that, but the Desolation Update adds new volumetric light sources.
As always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client. Below you can also find a new trailer for No Man’s Sky Desolation Update.