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No Man’s Sky Fractal Update Includes Gameplay Upgrades Including PSVR2 Support, Switch Gyro Controls, Left Hand Mode, And More


Posted on February 22, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Over the past handful of months, No Man’s Sky continues to stretch its wings as the depths of space meet new limits. In October, the long-anticipated Nintendo Switch version of the game arrived. This finally bridges support across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and now Nintendo. But, that is not all that came in 2022.

Additionally, No Man’s Sky welcomed the Waypoint Update this majorly revamped the game’s UI alongside featuring a new sandbox ‘relax mode’ to the game. But come February, No Man’s Sky goes even further. It was shared that the PlayStation VR 2 is will ship and No Man’s Sky will be available on the headset. Noted, this is a new version and not the original PlayStation VR title.

Now with the PlayStation VR 2 out now, Hello Games ships support for the latest device plus introduces more features for the game on other platforms as part of the Fractal Update. You can watch the trailer in the video below:

Mentioning Nintendo Switch, the game welcomes gyro controls to that version. “Stick input can now be enhanced with gyroscopic motion sensor control. Achieve effortless precision when aiming at enemies with the Multi-Tool, and feel fully immersed as you tilt your hands to scan fauna with the Analysis Visor. Motion control can be enabled and disabled for individual contexts, and the sensitivity and smoothing can be fine-tuned in the Options menu.”

The same feature is also for PlayStation as well. Other accessible features include Left Hand Mode. “The player character may now be shown on the right side of the screen, operating the Multi-Tool with their left hand. The auto-rotation behaviour of the third-person camera can be disabled, allowing complete manual control of the camera rotation.” Of course, there is new content as well.

“The once-affluent system of Bakkin has fallen into decay: trade routes halted, the Space Station abandoned and rotting, intelligent lifeforms departed. Anomalous solar activity prevents the crafting of items beyond the shelter of a planetary base,” the synopsis reads for the new Utopia Expedition added to No Man’s Sky.

“Thankfully, for the good of all, the generous Utopia Foundation is coordinating a grand reconstruction project. Join the communal habitation team, settler, and help make Bakkin beautiful and productive once more! […] Complete the full programme of Utopia Foundation assignments to receive the exclusive Utopia Speeder starship.”

How excited are you for the latest No Man’s Sky update?

No Man’s Sky is out now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation VR, and PlayStation VR 2.

Source: Hello Games

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