Hello Games announces Synthesis update for No Man’s Sky, out tomorrow

New additions include starship scrapping, multiple multi-tools and Photo Mode for PS VR

Hello, today we are proud to announce that the Synthesis Update (our eighth free update) will launch tomorrow, Thursday 28th November.

It’s been a couple of months since we launched our 2.0 update BEYOND on PlayStation 4. Old fans and new players alike have been re-engaging with the No Man’s Sky universe anew: rediscovering the joys of exploration in VR; going on multiplayer missions together in our regular community events; building ever more elaborate bases with the hope of getting featured, and plenty more besides. Everyone, it seems, had their own unique thing which made BEYOND the biggest update yet.

With such a large update from such a small team, there are always going to be things which need tidying up or fan-favourite features which, in the crazy run-up to release, are left on the cutting room floor. There are also brand new things which the community have suggested since BEYOND which, we agree, will only improve the experience.

And with Thanksgiving coming up for a large part of our community, we decided to collate as many of these things as we could together in a “Spring cleaning” update.

In it you will find, among many other things:

  • Multiple Multi-Tools – when one Multi-Tool is not enough!
  • Terrain Editor Enhancements – flatten or restore terrain at the press of a button.
  • VR Creature Riding – saddle up on your favourite pet in full Virtual Reality.
  • First Person Exocraft – now available to non-VR and VR players alike.

No Man's Sky on PS4

  • Personal Refiner – refine materials on the go, WHEREVER you are.
  • Multiple Outfits – save a range of custom outfits to quick change into.
  • VR Photo Mode – see an amazing vista in PS VR? Shoot it and share it.
  • Starship Scrapping and Upgrading – trade in unwanted ships for valuable technologies or upgrade them.

No Man's Sky on PS4

  • New Technologies – long-distance inventory management; mid-air jetpack recharging; emergency warping to flee from combat.
  • New Base Parts – Square is good, Triangle is better!
  • Starship Space Map Enhancements – improved quality and clarity of the visuals

No Man's Sky on PS4

  • …and much much more!

It’s a huge list, but here at the studio we are working on something even more impactful. We just couldn’t wait to release these key features that we knew so many folks in the community were crying out for. We hope you enjoy the Synthesis Update and thank you sincerely for continuing to support No Man’s Sky.

Our journey continues.

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Awesome news, thanks guys. Time to jump back in!

(Also, posting before byteflare comes along with some snarky stupid comment).

(ALSO also, any chance we’ll ever see a Joe Danger collection on Switch??)

“Also, posting before byteflare comes along with some snarky stupid comment”


Carnivius_Prime 27 November, 2019 @ 16:00

i did chuckle at that bit cos i was thinking same thing before i read it.


How dare you provide NMS buyers with yet another great free update? Tsk…

Thanks for another update.

Hoping you’re quietly working on VR enhancement for PS4 Pro You’ve neither confirmed or denied it.

Grim_streaker999 28 November, 2019 @ 10:58

been a looong time since I entered the nms universe, are those realy annoying flying guardian thingys gone yet? It was the reason I stopped playing

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