Hello Games has announced the 20th major free update for No Man’s Sky, titled Endurance, which focuses on an overhaul for freighters, frigates, and fleets.

No Man’s Sky’s first major content update, Foundation, introduced freighters to the game back in 2016 – and Endurance aims to add much more to that experience in time for the game’s 6th anniversary. Creator Sean Murray wrote: “We introduced the ability to own and captain freighters in our very first update, and it’s something we’ve been excited to take the opportunity to completely reinvent. Captaining a fleet to explore the unknown has always been core to that fantasy of science fiction, from Battlestar to Starfleet, and it’s a huge fan favorite.”

Full patch notes are available on the No Man’s Sky website, but in short Endurance will offer much more to the fantasy of commanding your own mega-ships, and fleets as a whole. Freighter bridges have been improved to offer instant warp and teleportation access, freighter bases can be built to a much larger scale, and exterior sections can be built onto freighters themselves, along with portholes and windows to view space from.

Freighters will now also be able to allow for food growth and manufacturing inside, and upgrades will allow you to analyze planets from space, without having to land on them. A new expedition titled Polestar will focus on a capital ship voyage. Alongside the freighters themselves, No Man’s Sky’s deep space is being, well, deepened with larger asteroid fields, black holes, nebulae, and improved atmospherics.

Endurance is yet more proof that Hello Games is very much not finished with No Man’s Sky, despite having started work on an ambitious new project. Alongside those content updates, the game is also coming to Nintendo Switch this October, and a PSVR 2 version will be released alongside Sony’s new headset.

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