In a memo sent out to email subscribers, No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray announced that more content will be added to the game in its 1.3 patch according to reddit user BaRKy1911, who posted the message as a thread for reddit users to see.

Here is the email in full:

“Hello Citizen Scientists,

It’s been a year since No Man’s Sky first released, and it’s been an exciting, intense and emotional year for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently. We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.

Update 1.3 will release this week and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players. We’re calling it Atlas Rises. It focuses on improving the central story of No Man’s Sky and adds the ability to quick travel between locations using portals. Patch notes will be made available shortly before the update goes live. What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that.

We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that.

When we posted those cassettes we didn’t know what to expect. In the last eight weeks a quarter of a million players from across the globe (174 countries, to be precise!) have come together – united by a shared love of mystery and science fiction – to form the Citizen Science Division. You’ve travelled great distances both real and virtual, undertaken complex tasks, and explored the depths of simulation theory. New friendships have been forged, and a tight-knit community has been created. Most importantly a cute hamster has a new home. You’ve become part of the No Man’s Sky origin story.

It’s been an honour to watch, but this is just the beginning. Whether you’ve followed Waking Titan or not, we welcome anyone to sign up to the Citizen Science Division, and to join us on the official CSD forums. Our journey continues.

Thank you for this year. We hope you enjoy what comes next.


It’s funny to point out that No Man’s Sky was only released one year ago, considering the amount of controversy that has followed the game before and after its release.

No Man’s Sky was heavily pushed to be this overwhelmingly amazing indie title before its release, especially after Sony Interactive Entertainment took over the publishing rights for the game. But, upon No Man’s Sky release, many fans came to discover that the game had a lot less to offer than what was originally pushed, leaving many people dissatisfied with the results. It seemed as if the only thing to do in the game was to explore planets, find species and upgrade your stuff. Also, there were many bugs found in the game upon launch, which also caused issues for players.

Eventually, the developers at No Man’s Sky were able to add patches to the game in order to bring back their fanbase they nearly lost with all of the brewing controversies. I honestly haven’t played No Man’s Sky myself, but I hope that the developers will be able to gain and maintain more players from now on. I’m glad that the developers are being more transparent with their audience and are updating them on everything that will be added to the game.

The last patch update for No Man’s Sky was the Path Finder Update released in March of this year, according to the No Man’s Sky official website.

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