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[Update]: No Man's Sky's Origins update has made planets significantly more unique and interesting to explore!

I have to give credit where credit is due, Hello Games have pushed through all of the negativity surrounding No Man's Sky's original launch and slowly but surely improved upon pretty much everything. They added base building, ground vehicles, a ton of new quests and areas of interest, and most importantly of all, the long-promised multiplayer mode!

The good news doesn't end there, however, as Hello Games have just announced there is even more content just around the corner. While the exact details are still few and far between, the freshly revealed Origins update will be launching at some point next week!

"Four years ago we announced FOUNDATION, our first major update for No Man’s Sky, we promised 'It won’t be our largest update, but it is the start of something,' reads the brief announcement. "Those words were true at the time, and they ring true for Origins. We called it Origins because it is the beginning of something new, as No Man’s Sky continues to grow and evolve."

"We know there is a huge appetite in the community for No Man’s Sky content, and the team has worked our socks off this year to deliver in difficult circumstances. We have been quiet, but we are always listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about. This update will be another small step in a longer journey. We hope you can join us."

Personally, I hope this update will be the first of many that refines No Man's Sky's moment-to-moment gameplay and makes it a much more interesting affair. As it stands right now it's incredibly basic and quickly becomes nothing more than a checklist of things you need to do before embarking on another adventure, so mixing things up and giving players more of a reason to stick around on each planet would certainly be a welcome change.

Whatever the eventual answer may be, I'll make sure to let you know once the update finally goes live.