No Man’s Sky Origins Release


We are excited to announce the release of the latest major update to No Man’s Sky today. We’re calling it the ORIGINS update and it’s out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (including VR).


It’s hard to believe that it’s been 4 years since we watched people all around the world wake up on their first planet in our near-infinite universe and embark on their voyage of exploration. That first planet might have been dangerous, barren, or teeming with life. For sure though, it would have been an intriguing alien world filled with curious flora and fauna, never seen before – not even by us, the developer.

That’s why it is so exciting to release NO MAN’S SKY: ORIGINS today. For the first time we are breathing new life and variety into that universe in a significant way, adding new worlds to explore, new planets never before seen, new life to discover.



For a surprising number of people, their voyage already has seen them spending hundreds and even thousands of hours journeying to the next horizon, the next planet, the next star system, propelled by the desire to see what was around the next corner. In fact that universe we created day one has already provided hundreds of millions of hours of entertainment across the globe.

No Man’s Sky has been updated over a dozen times since those early beginnings. The game has expanded in almost every direction to accommodate almost every play style: base building, VR, multiplayer, trading, community missions, exocraft, expanded lore… This year alone we have already introduced living ships, mechs, abandoned freighters and cross-platform play.



At No Man’s Sky’s core though, beats the heart of an experience which has never really lost its main existential purpose: a voyage of discovery, of exploration. For all the updates, the universe we have all been exploring together has largely remained untouched.

It is only fitting therefore that, for our major update of the year, and in the lineage of the larger annual updates of ATLAS RISES (2017), NEXT (2018) and BEYOND, we return to that core principle.

But how do you radically change a universe where so many have made their homes, built elaborate bases, named and discovered their own planets?



Our solution is to birth entirely new planets into the universe, with vistas never possible before. Fly your Starship through towering mountains and epic chasms vastly larger than ever. Survive lightning storms, fires and hostile weather systems. Discover new creature behaviours like fauna that land and take to flight, or huge alien sandworms. Walk beneath new giant flora that changes from day through night. Visit buildings of an entirely new scale, containing new lore and much, much more.

Whether you’re a veteran traveller who has been to the centre of our universe and back before, or whether you’ve yet to take your first tentative step on that first planet, NO MAN’S SKY: ORIGINS represents a major moment in our journey so far. Why not come see what there is to discover?

Our journey continues.