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News - August 22, 2023

No Man’s Sky Echoes Leak reveals new robot race, personal staff, gigantic space battles, and more

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Michael Perrigo

@perrigo-michael

Well, this was unexpected. Details surrounding the upcoming No Man’s Sky Echoes update were inadvertently exposed, courtesy of a Gamesradar blunder. An author there seemed to have prematurely published an article, shedding light on a range of new features and enhancements planned for the game.

Although Hello Games probably intended to unveil these details at a later date, seeing as how the update launches in just two days on August 24, 2023, the cat is now out of the bag and we have the details. Unfortunately, shortly after its appearance, the accompanying video was promptly removed from YouTube, so we’ll have to wait to get eyes on these new features. Credit goes to @mrEkli who spotted this leak – thanks!

Emergence of a New Alien Robot Race

The vast galaxy of No Man’s Sky is on the brink of becoming even richer. The leaked information alludes to the unveiling of a brand-new robotic race. These sophisticated machines are slated to grace the farthest nooks and crannies of space, bringing along a captivating storyline that’s sure to give story lovers something new to enjoy.

Craft Your Own Robot Avatar

The next piece of involves players being given the opportunity to collect robotic components to craft their own robot avatars. The path to acquiring these prized parts is through specific tasks and “rituals” with what I presume is the new robot race.

The Skies Teem with Pirate Freighters

Additionally, giant pirate freighters are set to navigate the skies of the galaxy, signaling the introduction of massive Star Wars-style space battles. Like scenes from the movie, players will have to display deft piloting skills, maneuvering through ship trenches, neutralizing defenses, and launching assaults on these formidable foes.

Mystical Personal Staff – A new Multi-Tool?

One of the strangest updates mentioned in the leaked post is a new staff of sorts, which will need to be assembled from scattered relics. Beyond what I’m sure will look freaking awesome, the jury is still out on whether this is another multi-tool or a new weapon type entirely!

Apparently, this will be used for both mining and combat, and the staff itself will evolve over time. To me, this seems like a very unique and interesting introduction that’s long overdue. Most importantly, if Hello Games is introducing new weapon types into No Man’s Sky, could we finally get that sword?

A Quantum Leap in Visual Experience

Echoes is gearing up to provide a substantial boost in rendering quality to the game. Anyone using PSVR 2 and Nintendo Switch are about to get enhanced, crystal-clear visuals. I’d personally prefer better Switch performance enhancements, but I’ll still take this as it is!

Anniversary Celebrations

The cherry on top is the realization that Echoes isn’t just any update. It’s a salute to the game’s seventh anniversary, a tribute befitting its monumental journey. Let us know in the comments if you think this is exciting, and if there’s anything you’d personally hope to see surprise you with this update. My money is still on Player-owned Space Stations, but I doubt that will happen.