‘No Man’s Sky’ Introduces The ‘Living Ship’

by Sage Ashford

“I’m trapped on the other side of the galaxy on a ship–a living ship.” The people at Hello Games have come out with another update for No Man’s Sky. This time around, we get a Living Ship, which seems to work differently from the array of ships they’ve introduced so far as it changes based on different upgrades you find. There’s also a new story chain known as “Starbirth,” in which players learn the origins of living ships.  Check out more from Hello Games below:

Living Ship

  • Introduced a new style of starship, the Living Ship.
  • These ships have their own exclusive range of organic technologies and cannot be upgraded by conventional means.
  • Adjust your playstyle to the restrictions and benefits of these organic techs, or hatch and evolve new procedural upgrades to grow your own custom ship.


  • Incubate your Void Egg and learn about the origin of the Living Ships with a new mission chain, Starbirth.
  • Completing these missions will hatch the Void Egg into your own procedurally generated Living Ship.
  • Additional ships may be hatched from subsequently incubated eggs.

Space Encounters

  • While using the Pulse Engine to fly between planets, there is a chance of encountering strange objects in local space.
  • Drop out of pulse-flight to begin the encounter.
  • A large range of strange objects and exotic rewards await…
  • Different encounters have different chances of occurring based on the characteristics of the solar system.

Trader Hails

  • As well as strange objects, players may also encounter passing trader ships.
  • These will hail the player while using the Pulse Engine and may need assistance, offer to trade, and more…

Quality of Life

  • If players are in a group but do not have a Nexus mission active, then when taking off from the Space Anomaly they can now choose to exit directly to the system of any other player in their group.
  • Fixed a number of issues that caused planetary charts and others scans to pick from too narrow a range of buildings. Players should no longer be sent repeatedly to the same building when using multiple charts.
  • Fixed an issue that caused distress signals to occasionally lead to a crashed ship site with no crashed ship.
  • Added an instant split button to allow players to quickly divide stacks of items in half.
  • Players can now hold down buttons to increase or decrease stack sizes, rather than having to press repeatedly.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Exocraft Summoning Station from working if placed within a base.
  • Improved the range of the Exocraft Summoning Station, so that it allows Exocraft to be summoned from anywhere in the system.
  • Planets that you have discovered no longer need to be repeatedly rescanned to see their resources from space.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the planetary resources popup to flicker while pulsing towards a planet.
  • Fixed an issue that made it difficult to enter Space Stations from tight angles.
  • Allowed starships to reverse during atmospheric flight if stuck in other geometry.
  • The automatic Launch System Recharger now functions while the player is sitting in the cockpit, if the ship is landed.
  • Improved VR swimming controls for VR devices that use thumbsticks.
  • Significantly increased the distance players are able to move the camera in Photo Mode.

The “Living Ship” update is available right now for free.

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