No Man’s Sky gets a ‘visual overhaul’ and flying pets

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No Man’s Sky gets another big update, this time focusing on the way the sci-fi adventure looks like. The update is called “Prisms” and developer Hello Games describes it as “a visual overhaul” of the game. It is available from today.

The changes include new weather effects, volumetric lighting, furry aliens, starry skies and more. The studio also says PC and next-gen versions of the game will get “detailed reflections, improved light quality, more detailed biomes, and more.” You can get a good overview in the trailer above. As part of the update, No Man’s Sky Also gets a really cool new feature: flying pets that you can ride. These include giant beetles, flying worms and huge butterflies.

As always, the update is available for free. Thanks to a steady stream of expansions, No Man’s Sky is a very different game today compared to when it launched in 2016. This year alone, additional features have been added such as alien pets, a new quest structure, and even ‘s Normandy spaceship Mass effect.