Well this was a surprise announcement. It turns out No Man’s Sky’s developer, Hello Games, has finally broken its silence after speculation that they’d closed down after the troubled release of No Man’s Sky. They have announced yesterday that we would be set to receive an update this week, with detailed patch notes to follow soon. The update has been dubbed the Foundation update, as they have said they have set the foundation for base building in game.

Whether this will be the beginning of a change for the ill fated No Man’s Sky, only time will tell, but we’ll have to hold tight til more information comes through with the release of the patch notes. Who know’s what the future of Hello Games will be like, maybe the game that we were all hoping for is actually in there somewhere? We're conciliatory enough to give a second chance, but we have been hurt before.

If you’re interested, find the direct post from their site, below:

“Hello,

This week Hello Games will be releasing an update to No Man’s Sky. We’re calling it The Foundation Update, because we have added the foundations of base building, and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come.

Detailed patch notes will follow, and release will be soon.

Coming from five years of intense development, immediately after No Man’s Sky released the team spent six weeks updating the game with 7 patches across both platforms (the last of these was 1.09 on Sept 24th which you can read about them all here http://www.no-mans-sky.com/log/). These fixed many of the most common or critical bugs and issues post-release.

In the nine weeks since then our small team has been hard at work on development, testing and certification for the Foundation Update. It won’t be our biggest update, but it is the start of something.

The discussion around No Man’s Sky since release has been intense and dramatic. We have been quiet, but we are listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about.

Positive or negative feedback, you have been heard and that will truly help to make this a better game for everyone.

This update will be the first small step in a longer journey. We hope you can join us.

Thank you,
Hello Games”