Hel­lo Games announced today they will be intro­duc­ing a free con­tent update to No Man’s Sky, titled Path Find­er. No date was said for its release on the PlaySta­tion blog, but the team did men­tion it add plan­e­tary vehi­cles, over­all improve­ments, and a path to the future. 

No Man's Sky's "Path Finder" Update: See What It's About

They sum­ma­rized what the con­tent update was going to include:

  • PlaySta­tion 4 Pro Sup­port
  • Improved Visu­als
  • Own­ing Mul­ti­ple Ships
  • Base Shar­ing Online
  • New Vehi­cles — Exocraft
  • Per­madeath Mode
  • Build Vehi­cle Race Tracks
  • Ship Spe­cial­iza­tions and Class­es
  • Shop/Traders
  • Dou­ble the Base Build­ing Vari­ety
  • Mul­ti-tool Spe­cial­iza­tion and Class­es
  • New Weapon Modes
  • Pho­to Mode
  • Dis­cov­ery Menu
  • Qual­i­ty of Life Improve­ments
  • 50% more orig­i­nal music from 65daysofstatic

Details were giv­en regard­ing some of what is to be includ­ed in the con­tent, like the new vehi­cles called Exocraft. These allow play­ers to explore and trav­el at great speeds across even the harsh­est plan­e­tary ter­rains. There are three Exocraft to col­lect, which can be obtained through Base Build­ing, and each of them can be improved with pow­er­ful weapon­ry, min­ing equip­ment, and long-range scan­ners.

Hel­lo Games is also intro­duc­ing a new game mode. Per­madeath. Yes, it is exact­ly what you think. It mir­rors Sur­vival mode (which was made hard­er with dam­aged ships crash land­ing on plan­ets), but dying also wipes all your saves and your start fresh from the begin­ning. New Tro­phies have been added into No Man’s Sky for Per­madeath mode.

If you wish to see the full patch notes (as they are extreme­ly long) don’t hes­i­tate to go on over to the Path Find­er web­site.