With the way joint exploration has been implemented, Atlas Rises is unlikely to attract new players to No Man's Sky, even those who are thirsty for more multiplayer. Atlas Rises, version 1.3 of the popular PC game, brings a brand new and overhauled central storyline, portals, a new procedural mission system, trade improvements, system economies, joint exploration and more.
While the details regarding it are still surrounded in mystery, some users have managed to discover other players online leading to a curious test to see if they are able to interact with each other.
"While interaction is very limited, VOIP (Voice over IP) allows proximity based voice chat with other nearby explorers".
You'll need to be in exactly the right places for this to happen however, so don't expect just to bump into people on the fly. "Use portals to quickly travel to more populated planets, or to meet up with friends". When No Man's Sky was first announced, one of the most tantalizing promises Sean Murray made was that players would all inhabit the same universe, but the odds of them ever actually meeting each other were nearly non-existent. It'll also double the lore and interactions of the existing game. Now, however, a new, and free, update for the game is set to arrive which will bring new content to the game as well as addressing the fan complaints.
Other additions will include crashed freighters to loot, terrain editing, and the ability to summon your ship if you get a little lost.
Here's an overview of update 1.3, called Atlas Rises. No Man's Sky Update 1.3 also introduces new Mission System which will grant players new and unique tasks.
It pays to be a nosy parker in No Man's Sky.
Speaking of which, there's now a Mission Agent in space stations that will hand out procedurally generated missions in scanning, trading, combat and exploration categories. If you have the terraforming add-on, you can shoot at the ground using your multi tool and add or destroy terrain. Now that it has finally arrived, you will be participating in No Man's Sky's multiplayer? Biomes have been made more diverse as well, so that you'll see a lot of variety on planets. The game now supports as many as 16 players in this setup. The monoliths have their own hieroglyphics, though, and you'll have to figure out the language to master portal-based travel.