No Man’s Sky update introduces Living Ships

No Man’s Sky’s Living Ship update is now available on all platforms, allowing players to hatch their own procedurally generated Living Ship.

Upon logging in after the update, players can embark on a new set of quests that will take them “through the ancient Korvax experiments that led to the birth of these sentient starships.” Completing these missions will hatch a Void Egg and grant players their own Living Ship that features a unique set of organic technologies.

“These beautiful, organic, slightly psychedelic ships are uniquely grown (and, as with everything in the No Man’s Sky universe, procedurally-generated),” Hello Games founder Sean Murray wrote in a PlayStation Blog post. “They can’t be upgraded in the same way as a traditional ship: each one is individually hatched, with a unique set of internal organs that determines its abilities. If you want a fast hyperdrive, you’ll need to nurture the right sort of life within your ship…”

Players will also start to encounter strange objects while in pulse-flight between planets that can lead to “exotic rewards” and “dangerous encounters.”

Other changes include a new shortcut that instantly divides a stack of items in half, the ability to warp as a group in multiplayer, and numerous performance improvements. Read the full patch notes here.

No Man’s Sky is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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