Mechs Are Now Available in NO MAN'S SKY; New Update Also Brings Graphical Improvements and More
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Open-World Games
No Man's Sky may have been released in 2016, but it hasn't stopped Hello Games from constantly updating the ambitious open-world(s) game — and its latest content drop introduces not only VR improvements, but also exo mechs. Just like every single No Man's Sky DLC ever made, the update is free for all existing players.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the developer is continuing to work on No Man's Sky, so chances are that the Exo Mech update won't be the last expansion for the ever-evolving title to make its debut this year.
There's no denying that the aforementioned exo mechs — called the Minotaur Exocraft — are the main stars of the first No Man's Sky update of 2020, allowing fans to explore procedurally generated planets in a new way. According to the studio, "this mechanical walker shields its pilot against hostile extraterrestrial atmospheres, providing immunity against hazards such as radioactivity and extreme temperatures."
To make traversing the countless planets of No Man's Sky more enjoyable, the pioneers can also "examine extra planetary data readouts in full 360° in VR." Given that the mechs are immune to all planetary hazards and can collect materials, many players will definitely spend some time in the cockpit mode.
When it comes to the project's graphical enhancements, "a large number of visual improvements have been made to the lighting model, particularly outside on planets. Thin, moving objects such as grass, now appear lighter and more stable, and GTAO performance has been optimised." Be sure to take a closer look at the all-new features of No Man's Sky in the fresh trailer for the Exo Mech update down below:
The Exo Mech Update— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) April 7, 2020
? Exo Mech
?️ Improved Exocraft
? Hide Wiring
? GFX Enhancements
?️ Base Building QoL
? Summon Exos from Freighters
? Detailed VR cockpit
?️ Solar tech
? Exocraft scanners
? New Decals
? And much more
Out now and free ?https://t.co/SiXWm9dF1J pic.twitter.com/xTipeN141p
In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before - and perhaps never will again.
No Man's Sky is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (via Steam and GOG), and VR.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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