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No Man's Sky is getting a new update next week called 'Origins'

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No Man's Sky (opens in new tab) developer Hello Games said earlier this month, after the release of The Last Campfire (opens in new tab), that it's now planning out its next big project—a "huge, ambitious game (opens in new tab) like No Man's Sky." But it's also still working on No Man's Sky itself, and today it announced that a new update called Origins (opens in new tab) will be released next week.

The studio didn't reveal what Origins will bring to the game, but Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray hinted that it will be a big one. "Four years ago 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'," he wrote. "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."

"We know there is a huge appetite in the community for No Man’s Sky content, and the team has worked our socks off this year to deliver in difficult circumstances. We have been quiet, but we are always listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about."

That's putting it mildly, as anyone who tried to reach the No Man's Sky website when Origins was first unveiled can attest. Murray had some comments on that as well.

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The No Man's Sky Origins update, and the full patch notes, will go live next week.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.