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Remember when No Man’s Sky was perhaps the poster child for a messy launch in games? No? Me neither, as the game has come on leaps and bounds in the years post its original release. So much so that this new Halloween update looks equal parts terrifying and really impressive, and we’re delighted by that.
In the patch notes published by Hello Games, it’s revealed that this year’s Halloween event, Expedition Four: Emergence will bring planet-trawling giant worms into the game. Though it’s probably no coincidence it rather reminds me of Dune. Anyhow, the post says: “In Expedition Four: Emergence, travellers will find themselves stranded on planet Wasan, a barren world ravaged by dust storms and infested with Titan Worms. It is up to you to locate the Titan Worm impact sites, destroy the wretched Hungering Tendrils, and collect the Vile Spawn that lingers behind. The vessels of the many mouths must be purged!”
Here is the trailer for the new update...
According to the post, this is the first time that one of the game’s Expeditions has a narrative interwoven into the content. Travellers will have to “cleanse planets of cursed dust” and hunt the sandworms to reveal the history of a “dark cult” and “confront the Atlas”. I mean the Dune influence is really, really obvious isn’t it?
And because No Man’s Sky is all about customisation of your environment, I’m sure you’ll be glad to know there is a variety of different gross sandworm heads you may encounter. Some of them with three-part jaws and others with four. Delightful.
Though these beasts will be dangerous, there is also the opportunity to ride them and tame them which looks awesome in the trailer. Emergence is live right now in-game so you can go collect your own sandworm if you dare. If you’re interested in seeing all the shiny new content the update brings, you can read the Hello Games blog post here.