The Foundation Update got people to returning to Hello Games' space explorer, and soon there will be another good reason to mine emeril again.
In an announcement through Steam, a Hello Games developer wrote that the "Path Finder update" would add "a new vehicle that will aid home planet exploration" soon. "We were surprised and excited by the response to Foundation, and we have been listening carefully to community feedback since then," the developer added.
It's an interesting direction for No Man's Sky, considering the elevator pitch was all about exploring space rather than setting up shop on one for a little while. But if Fallout is any guide, people love building crap.
Before the big "Foundation" update that surprise-launched this weekend, No Man's Sky wasn't in a great place. On Steam, the game's concurrent player count hovered mostly between 200 and 500. It wasn't even within spitting distance of Steam's top 100 most-played games.
What will be interesting to see is whether Hello Games doubles down on the base building aspect, much in the same way games like Astroneer have. If the player base is any guide, they'll need to: after thousands of players returned for the Foundation Update, No Man's Sky's active audience has dropped to several hundred average players a day, down from nearly 37,000 on Steam when the game launched.