It’s been four years since No Man’s Sky from Hello Games released. In the last four years, we’ve seen countless updates for the game that have made it larger, smoother, and even more expansive. After a few days of teasing, Hello Games released the newest update for the title: Origins.

Among the biggest items in the update, there are millions of new planets to explore that haven’t been in the game before. The new worlds have new environments – “mountains and vistas are on a colossal new scale.”

And if you’re worried about your base on an existing planet, you don’t have to be. Existing worlds will be unchanged, so you don’t have to worry about climbing up a new mountain to get to your base.

Brand new plant and animal life are also waiting to be discovered, but at the same time, there are going to be meteors, gravitational anomalies, tornadoes, and lightning to deal with. It seems like Hello Games are big fans of Horizon Zero Dawn, as some planets are going to be home to synthetic creatures.

More buildings will appear on planets, even those that were previously empty. Colossal planetary archives will appear, and, among other things, will contain NPC’s and shops, as well as mapping stations that reveal ancient ruins.

Also, Sandworms. Hello Games didn’t have much to say about those, other than to “Watch your step.” GULP.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for details in No Man’s Sky: Origins. The full patch notes are on the official No Man’s Sky website, so take a peek and let us know what you think!

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Amanda G.

Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!