Hello Games Teases New No Man's Sky Update Called Origins

Hello Games Teases New No Man's Sky Update Called Origins

It'll be "the beginning of something new," studio founder Sean Murray says.

The No Man's Sky train keeps on rolling. With the recent, Alien-esque Desolation update barely behind us, Hello Games has announced that a new update, No Man's Sky Origins, is coming quite soon.

Right now, details on what Origins will actually be are slim. Still, Hello Games founder Sean Murray is hinting that while Origins won't be the biggest No Man's Sky update to-date, it will be one the most significant ones.

"Four years ago [when] we announced Foundation, our first major update for No Man's Sky, we promised 'It won't be our largest update, but it is the start of something,'" Murray says. "Those words were true at the time, and they ring true for Origins. We called it Origins because it is the beginning of something new, as No Man's Sky continues to grow and evolve."

Accompanying Murray's post is a lineup of art for each named No Man's Sky update released so far, including a small version of some art for Origins. It's hard to make out details, but it prominently features a trio of explorers standing together. With recent updates largely focusing on expanding the kinds of space stuff out there in No Man's Sky, from living ships to giant mechs, it's possible that Origins could focus on new story content or experiences more intended for multiplayer exploration.

Whatever it ends up being, we'll find out next week. If Origins proves to be a compelling jumping-on point for new players, it'll also come at a time where it's already easier than ever to give No Man's Sky try alone or with friends. In June, No Man's Sky joined the Xbox Game Pass catalog and received full cross-play support for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

While active development on No Man's Sky continues, a chunk of Hello Games is also working on another "huge, ambitious game" that Murray and company are keeping under wraps. Just last month, Hello Games also launched The Last Campfire, a tiny adventure game developed by just three people on the studio's team.

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