Hello Games has released another major update for No Man's Sky today, the first since its massive multiplayer NEXT update from earlier this year. Titled The Abyss, the update is all about expanding the aquatic elements of planets.
To introduce players into the wealth of new content, a brand new story mission has been implemented by the developer. The story will involve exploring underwater ruins and finding out what happened to the crew of a crashed freighter.
New building modules have been added to construct structures underwater, such as "New glass corridors, viewing bays and multi-storey submersible view domes." The depths have gotten a fresh look as well, with new underwater biomes, more interesting and unique creatures, substances, and more. Among other things, there are even sunken ruins to explore that can reward players with treasures, as well as crashed rare starships on the seabed to repair and restore to their former glory.
To explore all these new underwater locations, the Nautilon has arrived as a brand new submarine exocraft. The submersible can be summoned and docked from any planet, and makes use of the new overhauled exocraft system that arrived with the previous update, letting players upgrade and customize it.
The Abyss free update is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 No Man's Sky players. Head over here to see the official changelog and feature list of the update.