Hello Games teases ‘Frontiers,’ the fifth anniversary expansion for No Man’s Sky.

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This will be the 17th free expansion released by HG for its magnum opus.

Over the weekend, No Man’s Sky celebrated its fifth anniversary. The legendary space explorer had a rocky launch that was mainly completed and riddled with broken promises. Hello Games, on the other hand, never gave up on its vision. It delivered on all of its promises and more through a succession of major upgrades, making it perhaps one of the greatest comeback stories in gaming history.

 

Since its release on August 9, 2016, No Man’s Sky has received 16 significant upgrades. The first few were just deliveries of elements that Hello Games stated would be in the game but did not arrive in time for launch. However, the creators did not stop there. Subsequent updates brought graphic improvements, group exploration, animal companions, cross-platform play, and other features.

On Monday, Hello Games Sean Murray reminisced about the long road from dumpster fire to what NMS is today. Every update strived to add core game mechanics and deep content, and all for free. Many players in the community, including myself, have purchased multiple copies of No Man’s Sky to thank HG for its hard work and for going above and beyond when other developers would have thrown in the towel and wrote the game off as a loss.

“It hasn’t always been easy, but the thing that has been our guiding star throughout has been the players and the community,” Murray wrote.

Not only has HG not thrown in the towel, but it also plans to continue delivering free content for the foreseeable future. Murray revealed that the next update, titled Frontiers, is in the works and is coming soon. However, neither Murray nor the reveal trailer (above) he included in his post gave away any details about what Frontiers would bring to the game.

“In some ways, [Frontiers] is just another update, but in other ways, it’s a missing piece of the sci-fi fantasy that we’ve always wanted to add, and very fitting for our fifth anniversary,” Murray teased. “There is still a lot we want to try, so much we are still excited for. The next step on that journey is not far off. We’ll have more to share on Frontiers with travelers very soon.”

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The only thing that we can say for sure about Frontiers is that it should wow fans. The track record of its past efforts reflects that HG is quite capable of adding incredible experiences to its masterpiece. The fifth-anniversary update will very likely be something special.

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