No Man's Sky Players Are Spotting Pink Grass, And They're Thrilled

Screenshot: Unr3algamer

No Man’s Sky’s massive updates have changed a lot of the game since launch, including planet generation. Somewhere along the way, some bright colours of grass were lost — especially pink grass.

Players seem to have noticed their absence sometime after NEXT, last year’s update. It wasn’t that pink grass planets stopped existing entirely, but they were much rarer than they used to be.

With the Beyond update, bright pink grass has apparently returned at a much higher frequency, and players couldn’t be happier.

It is gorgeous:

Screenshot: Swank5000

Players have been sharing excited reactions about the return of pink grass. Two separate posts about pink grass broke over a thousand upvotes on the No Man’s Sky subreddit. A few other players have posted their colourful screenshots. I love this one, which is a pink planet as viewed from space.

Screenshot: ColonelDiddles

I’ve never had the fortune of living on a pink-grassed planet, though the moon where I make my home has bright teal grass. Maybe with Beyond, I can finally find the fabled pink grass and make myself a little holiday home.


Comments

    So glad that a e s t h e t i c planets have returned.

    Yeah, and I'm not easily impressed. Wow! Pink grass!

      lets face it many gamers don't get the see pink very often =P

    Im just glad the game actually runs well on PC now and actually has stuff to do.

      It does have its teathing problems on Nvidia cards, tho that's less to do with Hello Games, and more to do with Nvidia and Valkin.

        Oh I think it's very much more to do with Hello Games than anything.

        There have been other games using Vulkan that didn't tank performance on Nvidia cars like this update has. Hell, some actually performed better running Vulkan on Nvidia cards.

        I actually don't think I've ever seen a developer bring out an update that has killed performance in a game to the degree this one has for me.

          Logged in to chime in here..

          1. Performance is worse.

          2. Key re-mapping is completely broken. Yep, you can't remap keys as of the Beyond update, which leads me onto..

          3. NO NATIVE GAMEPAD SUPPORT. This game literally does not support gamepads on PC. Start the game with a Xbox One wireless gamepad, and you will literally not be able to play at all

          It shames me that this dev is Australian. All the goodwill in the world still has not had the desired effect. The game is more broken than it was day one... so disappointed....

            Hello Games aren't Aussie, they're based out of the UK. Birmingham AFAIK.

            Also: I've had improved performance since the Vulkan update, but I'm still not playing the game at 4K (and this is on a 2080 Ti). It's just a bit too jittery for my liking, but the game runs better at 1440p for me that it did pre-Beyond.

              Yeah vulkan is amazing. Especially on lower-end rigs. Its similar to DX12 in that it tries to offload as much as it can onto the graphics card instead of the CPU.

            1. Performance is worse.

            For you maybe. Accross the board people have reported increased performance

            2. Key re-mapping is completely broken. Yep, you can't remap keys as of the Beyond update, which leads me onto..

            You can quite easily do it. You just have to do it through steam. Ive already remapped several things.

            3. NO NATIVE GAMEPAD SUPPORT. This game literally does not support gamepads on PC. Start the game with a Xbox One wireless gamepad, and you will literally not be able to play at all

            Game works fine with a gamepad. Ive played with a gamepad since the game released and since the lauch of beyond. Never had any issues.

              I'm glad these issues aren't affecting you, but they are affecting lots of other players, and that, in my eyes, is poor development.

                Ummm there has been universal praise for this patch.

                Your case is the minority. Not me bud. Sounds like the issue is on your end and not with the game.

                  I own the game on GOG so can't use steam to map keys. Hence it is completely broken for me. Add in the fact that the game also uses steam to integrate ganepad functionality, and you have an unplayable game for many players. So the issue is actually with the game, bud.

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