Surprise! No Man’s Sky gets a big, brand-new update this very day. Called Companions, this one is all about putting the space game’s many varied, zany, and often eminently loveable critters centre-stage, with new features that’ll let you adopt creatures, bring them on your travels across the galaxy, and more.
“Every planet you land on in No Man’s Sky is full of varied creatures, but as wild animals players often didn’t get to spend much time up-close with them,” Hello Games muses in a press release. “Our creatures are weird, vibrant, and surprising, and we wanted to give them a starring role in this update. With the Companions update, players can now tame, breed, train, and even speak to the creatures they encounter.”
Starting today, you’ll be able to adopt and form close bonds with the critters you discover. They’ll then stay by your side as you travel, acting both as your best buddy and a helpful companion in their own right. Think: the dog in Fables 2 and 3.