No Man’s Sky ‘Exobiology’ Expedition Update Goes Live

Hello Games recently released its first major 2022 patch for No Man’s Sky and now the studio unveils more content, this one being a bit more “gentle.”

Screenshot from No Man's Sky showing the Traveler on a planet with a flying dragon-like creature hovering above the ground.

At this point, it’s worth saying that the majority of gamers have forgiven No Man’s Sky and the atrocious launch back in 2016 that lead to a series of backlashes and lawsuits aimed squarely at its developer, Hello Games. Over the years, the space exploration title has gone through some significant changes that caused a 180 in terms of reception and reputation. Which is a good thing, really. Given that it’s one of the biggest video games ever in terms of map size, it would have been a waste of all that potential. Now, not long after another update, comes even more content.


In a recent post on the developer’s website, it’s been announced that a new update for No Man’s Sky has just gone live. In stark contrast to the previous patch, “Exobiology” represents the latest from the expedition series and is described in the post as a “more gentle-paced” update, which centers around discovery and interaction with creatures as opposed to combat. It goes on to say that “Travellers” start on a star system “devoid of wildlife,” and that they will be given opportunities to explore further, gathering eggs and milk in an effort to impress.

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For those who are not aware, Expeditions offers new game modes to No Man’s Sky, and was introduced last March. One of the major driving forces behind these specific updates seemingly relates to criticisms over the original game’s lackluster multiplayer feature. In Expeditions, players band together as teams, and all begin the journey on the same planet. As with previous iterations of this mode, a new save will be created.

An astronaut stands in front of his spaceship, with aliens in the background and another scanning an object, from No Man's Sky

Just a week ago, the “Sentinel” patch was rolled out which came with a series of overhauls for the combat system, and now this new content continues to improve the game. With the No Man’s Sky team saying that more updates are inevitable, it’s obvious that Hello Games is working diligently to keep implementing new ideas, expanding the story and universe, and the potential things that players can see and do.

It’s safe to say that it’s a far cry from what originally landed on store shelves and people’s hard drives almost six years ago. It may have had one of the most disastrous video game launches, something which the likes of Cyberpunk 2077 and the GTA: Trilogy have surpassed, but so much has changed since then, that it’s become something almost entirely different, and has built up a dedicated community of followers.

No Man’s Sky is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and is in development for the Nintendo Switch.

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