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PlayStation Store Global Update – August 9, 2016

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more.

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Omega Update - No Man's Sky

HelloGames:

Omega: Introducing Update 4.5

The OMEGA update invites everybody to embark upon a new shared interstellar expedition entirely for free, whether they already own No Man’s Sky or not. Featuring a complete overhaul of expeditions, new on-planet missions, claimable pirate freighters, and much more!

From 14:00 GMT, Thursday 15th Feb to 18:00 GMT, Monday 19th Feb, the entire Omega expedition will be open to everyone, entirely for free, even if you don’t own No Man’s Sky!

This is the best time for players old and new to come together and explore the universe.

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No Man's Sky's Omega Update Massively Overhauls Expeditions

No Man's Sky's Omega update has finally given Expeditions a complete overhaul. The Omega update also introduces the ability to defeat Pirate Freighters in combat and then board them to take control. A pirate's life for us indeed.

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fr0sty16d ago

I'd love to be able to build military bases, start wars with dozens of active players at once... go on an interplanetary bombing run, sneak into other bases and plant bombs in them or steal equipment (with some cool stealth kill options)... The game is still way too much flying over mostly identical barren land... My grandmother was watching me play the other day, and made the comment "It just looks like you're walking through the same area over and over again.", and she's right. Too much of this game just looks and plays the same. Exploring isn't fun because there's rarely anything new to find, anything new to see. We don't get different biomes on the planets, each is all just the same thing the whole planet over. No deserts, no snowy mountains, no ice caps, no lush green landscapes and forests, just the same old thing over and over.

Inverno16d ago

You can say the same about all these procedurally generated open world survival games. Perhaps with their next game since the tech and engine they have has already been figured out they'll focus on adding more variety.

Markdn15d ago

More variety? This is a starfield, No Man's Sky is as diverse as a procedural gen game could ever be, there is so many routes or options you can do it how you want, I really don't know what some people want with games. Mw takes up 160gb and lasted me 20 hours. NMS takes up 15 gb and I been playing it for 7 years.... And you want more Variety looooool

raWfodog16d ago

It's been a while since I've last played NMS but I distinctly remember the planets having different looks according to their biomes (cold planets, hot planets, toxic planets, etc.) with many different looks and colors of the flora, and very few planets being completely barren. Has something changed since the last few game updates?

anast16d ago

I would like to know. It's on sale right now.

raWfodog16d ago

This guys videos shows all the different biomes that I was aware of (except the last one he mentioned):

https://youtu.be/tvuo31MLBS...

Blad3runner0016d ago

"It just looks like you're walking through the same area over and over again.", and she's right. Too much of this game just looks and plays the same. Exploring isn't fun because there's rarely anything new to find, anything new to see. We don't get different biomes on the planets, each is all just the same thing the whole planet over. No deserts, no snowy mountains, no ice caps, no lush green landscapes and forests, just the same old thing over and over."

This is still the biggest problem with the game. Wish they would fix this main issue before doing other things. This was also the biggest problem with Starfield with its generic, barren planets

SimpleSlave16d ago

"The Omega update also introduces the ability to defeat Pirate Freighters in combat and then board them to take control."

Yeah, but is it an AAAA Ubisawft Experience, though? Don't think so.

TRAAAASH!!!!

Now hit that Downvote button plebs!

NEXT!!!

GamerRN16d ago

Anything worth reinstalling for?

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No Man's Sky update hype begins anew as Sean Murray tweets single emoji

Sean Murray recently tweeted something that has No Man’s Sky fans pretty hyped up. What is it? Oh, it’s just an Omega symbol he posted on Twitter/X. Why is that a big deal?

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PS_HCT16d ago

Update out now on PS5. Omega expedition, launching today. With this weekend free for anyone who doesn't own the game.
More information on the PS blog post.

Smellsforfree17d ago

I love No Man Sky but feel that it is complete enough and the team should move on to new games.

sagapo17d ago (Edited 17d ago )

I believe they are working on a new game (Light No Fire), but hey, 6 years after release and still giving free content? Yes please!

thejigisup17d ago

They are indeed working on light no fire, it looks amazing.

VincentVanBro17d ago

Nah they continue to set a good example for how to approach supporting a game long term and still making a profit without needing to add mtx

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anast17d ago

They need to send Bethesda some chocolates.

jznrpg17d ago

They need to send them an engine too.

GamerRN17d ago

Does anyone remember how long it took for No Man's Sky to turn around and become good? I remember it being a year or two...

Kiryu199216d ago

No man sky had a team of less than 25 people for a while

Their offices got flooded and they lost a lot of their work

It was their first game and the pressure was on especially with Sony hyping it up along with Sean not knowing what to say PR wise

Now let’s compared that to Bethesda

They have a long history of making buggy games that gamers finished with mods

They had the backing of the biggest corporation in the world

Their team size was quite hefty

It took them 6-8 years of development

Yet what they release was simply like all their games before but in space and a lot less interesting

This is coming from someone who has never played NMS but I can understand what NMS team went through yet here they are years after still releasing major updates for free

And shouldn’t Bethesda had learned something from NMS experience? They should have made changes and proper adjustments but instead they were just riding on their past games hype( and that’s especially lazy because their last few games have been okay at best)

Fallout 4: bad story, average characters, a lot of bugs and decent gunplay

Starfield you can say the same thing about

thorstein16d ago

I earned the platinum trophy in August 2016.

I loved the game from the getgo.

Sean overpromised some things but it was "the Game to hate" at the time.

The journalism around it was weird, like with the Order 1886. Lots of hyperbole and some outright lies about the game made it to print.

It was a different game though. Very solo, feelings of being "out there on your own. "

You were tethered to your ship. If you went too far, you'd probably die.

I loved it from launch and lament some of the things that were lost. But it's a real amazing game especially in VR.

GamerRN16d ago

Team size almost doesn't matter, it takes a year to fix a game. Yeah they had less people, but they also had less game. Starfield is a very big game, hence the big team. It'll take a year to fix it. I'm hopeful they do, but if not, disappointing....

Fallout 4 to me had a great story and great gameplay and characters. Fallout 76 on the other hand ...

If you think Bethesda should have learned, than surely SIE should have learned before releasing Helldiver's 2...

Listen, games release in poor staffing these days, and we speak with our wallets.

Retro198617d ago

Im dont know much about this. When this guy posts teaser like this, how long time does it usually take before more information is given and/or this will be released ? 😊