No Man’s Sky The Abyss Update Adds an Ocean of Underwater Content, Trailer Released

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Oct 29, 2018
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Last week, the next No Man’s Sky update, The Abyss, was announced, and now the new content is ready to be downloaded. The Abyss revamps underwater exploration in a big way, adding new aquatic plants and animals, sunken wrecks, and a nifty new submarine, the Nautilon. There’s also a new story mission, The Dreams of the Deep, in which you’ll investigate two tales of deep sea tragedy. You can check out a trailer for The Abyss, below.

Here’s some more The Abyss details, courtesy of No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games:

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Flora and Fauna

The variety and visual quality of underwater biomes has been greatly improved. Experience rare exotic aquatic biomes as you explore new depths. Underwater creatures have become more frequent, and more interesting. Aquatic life inhabits the full depth of the ocean, and unique terrifying creatures can be encountered on the ocean floor.

Aquatic Missions

A new story, The Dreams of the Deep, brings a new context to the depths and a dark narrative to No Man’s Sky. Discover the fate of a troubled crew stranded from a freighter crash by the rising tides, or explore underwater ruins to uncover the tale of a lost soul trapped deep beneath the waves.

Sunken Wrecks

Investigate sunken ruins and find ancient treasures or dive to submerged buildings to find remnants of their lost occupants. Discover and scavenge lost cargo from gigantic freighter wrecks. Use the terrain manipulator to excavate treasures buried in the nearby ocean floor. Find and repair rare crashed star ships to restore them from the seabed to the skies.

Submarine

Master the depths of planets using a new Exocraft, the Nautilon. This submersible vehicle give new meaning to underwater navigation, combat and mining – and can be summoned to any ocean on the planet, as well as docked at underwater buildings. Upgrade your submersible with installable Submarine Technology and customize the Nautilon to stand out from your fellow explorers.

Submersible Building Modules

Over a dozen new base parts have been added to unlock more creative possibilities underwater. Construct the new Marine Shelter for brief respite from the oceanic pressure, and use its protection to reach new depths. New glass corridors, viewing bays and multistory submersible view domes provide travelers the perfect view of the surrounding ocean.

I enjoy a bit of underwater exploration, provided it’s done right (most games don’t do it right). Hopefully the updated depths of No Man’s Sky are worth the plunge!

No Man’s Sky – The Abyss is available today on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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