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‘No Man’s Sky’ Now Lets You Fly an Alien

  • It is an alien right? What else would you call a living ship?
  • First major update for No Man’s Sky in 2020.
  • A taste of things to come?

Even though it’s 2020, Hello Games shows no signs of slowing down on updates for No Man’s Sky. To kick off the year, Hello Games has introduced a peculiar but exciting new update into the mix called The Living Ship Update. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly around in some sort of organic alien vessel? Well, wonder no longer, because that’s exactly what this update’s main feature is. They look weird, to say the least, and the fact that they’re apparently sentient would be unsettling to me if I were a pilot. Luckily, I’m just a gamer so I’m not going to worry about the ship suddenly going rogue and slamming into something as a moment of defiance. Check the trailer out below:


Pretty wild stuff even by No Man’s Sky standards, I think I’ll be sticking with normal ships when I make my return to the game myself. The update kicked off with the trailer, as well as a special message from Hello Games via Steam. You can read it in full at the provided link, but here’s the important bit of the announcement below:


2019 was an important year for No Man’s Sky. It was the year we brought the entire game into VR and much expanded multiplayer in the free BEYOND update. Everyone who owned the game was overnight able to play the entire game in virtual reality and it has been extremely cool to see VR and non-VR players joining up in the Nexus to explore, embark on missions and build bases together.

We followed Beyond with two more content updates last year, SYNTHESIS and BYTEBEAT, and we are starting 2020 as we mean to go on with another free release – the LIVING SHIP update releasing today.

The Living Ship update introduces the first new starship since ATLAS RISES. But this is more than just a ship – these are strange and beautiful creatures with lives of their own. A new series of missions will take players through the ancient Korvax experiments that led to the birth of these interstellar beings. Players who wish to incubate, grow and ultimately fly their own living ship should visit the Space Anomaly and follow the call of the Void Egg…

What’re your first impressions on the latest ships to come to No Man’s Sky? Personally, I like them for their uniqueness but I still prefer flying machines over a mass of alien tissue. The Living Ships Update is available now for No Man’s Sky, and if you don’t own it already it’s on sale for $29.99 through February 24th.