No Man’s Sky: Companions Update Available Now


Hello everybody,

Our little Hello Games team had a big year 2020, releasing six big, free updates for Nobody’s heaven. We’re even more looking forward to what’s in store for 2021! Today we are very excited to be able to release our first major update of 2021: Companions.

Ever since travelers met their first creatures on their first planet in Nobody’s Heaven, it seemed inevitable that you would want to make friends with them and invite them to join you on their intergalactic journeys.

The 2018 Beyond update introduced the concept of feeding, riding, and even milking a variety of animals in the game. Companions takes this to a whole new level in a huge new update.

Travelers can now adopt and form close bonds with the creatures they encounter. They will travel side by side with you as you traverse the universe, both as a friend and a valuable helper on your journey. Train them to search for resources, spot hazards, provide lights, hunt dangerous fauna, find settlements, dig up buried treasure, or even search for materials with their own shoulder-mounted mining lasers.

No Man's Sky - Companion Update

With proper care, your companion will lay eggs that can be collected and incubated. Watch in amazement as the newborns hatch and grow from baby to adult! Use the Space Anomaly’s new egg sequencer to genetically transform your companion’s eggs into increasingly wilder species.

Give your companion a unique look with a wide range of customizable accessories and decals. Create a rare and remarkable creature? It could be valuable and sought after. Why not swap eggs with fellow travelers?

No Man's Sky - Companion Update

Creature personalities are defined by their species and ecosystem in such a way that no two creatures are alike, and their personalities evolve as you deepen your bond with them. Your loyal friend will roam the planet with you as you explore and can be patted, fed and played with. When encountering other travelers and their companions, they can become fearful, playful, or even aggressive due to their own personality.

Each adopted creature is equipped with a neural belt that is directly connected to the exosuit. The innermost thoughts of your companion are translated and sent directly to your internal communication channels. Feel the connection with them grow as you play with them, feed them, and go on adventures together.

No Man's Sky - Companion Update

2020 proved to be one of our busiest years for our small development team with no less than six free updates to No Man’s Sky, including our big variation update, Origins, our introduction of Crossplay, and the Xbox Series X | S next generation updates. Added to this was our entry into the Xbox Game Pass in June, when several million new travelers plunged into the universe for the first time.

The Companions Update is the first update in another busy year for Nobody’s heaven and is available to existing owners for free download starting today.

Our journey continues.

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No Man’s Sky includes all 12 major updates up to and including Origins, our 3.0 update that dramatically expands the universe. Inspired by the adventure and fantasy we love from classic science fiction, No Man’s Sky offers you a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and life forms, and constant danger and action. In No Man’s Sky, each star is the light of a distant sun, orbiting each of the planets that are filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from space to planetary surfaces with no loading grids and no borders. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you will discover places and creatures that no other player has seen – and maybe never again. Embark on an epic journey At the center of the galaxy lies an irresistible pulse that will take you on a journey there to discover the true nature of the cosmos. But in the face of hostile creatures and ferocious pirates, you know there is a cost to death, and survival depends on the choices you make to upgrade your ship, weapon, and suit. Find your own destiny Your journey through nobody’s heaven is yours. Will you be a fighter chasing the weak and taking their wealth or taking pirates out for their gifts? The power is yours as you upgrade your ship to speed and weapons. Or a dealer? Find abundant resources on forgotten worlds and use them at the highest prices. When you invest in more cargo space, you benefit enormously. Or maybe an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things no one has seen before. Upgrade your engines to keep jumping and power up your suit to survive in toxic environments that would kill the unwary. Share your journey The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary and the police are constantly watching them. Every other player lives in the same galaxy and you can share your discoveries on a map that spans familiar space. You might see the results of their actions, as well as your own …



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