No Man’s Sky Update Lets You Hatch a Spaceship From an Egg



Hello Games has announced that it is releasing the 9th major free update for No Man’s Sky this week: the Living Ship update.

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Living Ship adds, as the name suggests, a race of biological spaceships to the game. These organic space-faring craft can be nurtured from eggs and grown into huge, pilotable ships. With an entirely different look, cockpit, and movement design to any other ship in the game, they will make quite the unique addition to a fleet.

While the organic spaceships are the headline feature of the update, Living Ship also adds more variety to exploration in the form of space points of interests, which can be discovered during traversal of No Man’s Sky’s solar systems. NPC ships can also now be encountered in space. Hello Games also promises a variety of quality of life improvements.

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Living Ship is part of a new approach Hello Games is taking with No Man’s Sky’s update cadence. Where previous updates like Next and Beyond took many months – almost a year – to release, the studio has recently adopted the idea of delivering smaller but much more frequent updates. The developer does promise that “more radical” things are being worked on in the background, but hopes that these smaller features will help keep players more regularly entertained.

Previous smaller No Man’s Sky updates included the addition of a full audio creation tool called ByteBeat, and the Synthesis update that brought a slew of fan-requested changes.

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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter


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