No Man’s Sky Prisms Replace Improves Visuals, Extra Companions


No Man’s Sky’s launch was decidedly rocky, however after loads of help and quite a few updates from developer Hey Video games, it’s now in a a lot better and arguably completely totally different place. The updates simply hold coming too. Replace 3.5, in any other case often known as Prisms, has added extra adoptable companions and rewards for braving essentially the most excessive climate situations on planets, amongst different issues.

Gamers can now undertake “just about each lifeform” they encounter due to at this time’s replace, which has “vastly elevated” the vary of creatures that may develop into companions, together with rideable flying creatures. A number of creatures have gained fur so the sport now has “further fuzziness”. In the meantime, climate occasions like meteors and lightning impacts can spawn invaluable objects, offering rewards for many who courageous the intense climate. The Look Modifier UI has been cleaned up and the Bytebeat Synthesizer now permits gamers to create customized soundtracks.

There’s additionally an enormous vary of graphical enhancements, together with using display screen area reflection know-how on PS5 and parallax occlusion mapping know-how. There are new types of volumetric lights, a sensory overhaul of the warp expertise, extra detailed environments in caves, improved torch visuals, refractions (particularly in rain), higher crepuscular waves, and an elevated variety of stars. Picture mode has obtained an overhaul too. You possibly can see the complete listing of modifications within the patch notes beneath.

No Man’s Sky Replace 3.5 Prisms Patch Notes

Display House Reflections

  • Display area reflections (SSR) have been enabled for PC (coming quickly to PCVR), next-generation consoles, and Xbox One X.
  • SSR creates high-quality reflective supplies and improves lighting high quality.
  • Bespoke SSR visuals have been authored and enabled on the House Anomaly, the House Station, freighter interiors, derelict freighters and Atlas Stations.


  • The present volumetric lighting system has been considerably optimised.
  • Volumetric lighting has been enabled in VR.
  • Added help for colored volumetric lights.
  • Added help for directional volumetric lights.
  • Added volumetric lighting to caves.
  • Added volumetric lighting to starship and exocraft headlights.
  • Added volumetric lighting to Sentinel drones, quads and walkers.
  • Added volumetric lighting to extra props in derelict freighters.

Parallax Occlusion Mapping

  • Parallax occlusion mapping has been added for all platforms.
  • Parallax occlusion mapping provides further element and definition to textures and supplies used on the House Anomaly and enormous planetary buildings.


  • Mild refraction rendering has been enabled for all platforms besides VR on base PS4.
  • Glass basebuilding elements will now refract mild.
  • Refractive supplies have been added to acceptable glass or liquid ornamental objects, equivalent to glass containers or clear screens.
  • Refractive supplies have been added to acceptable planetary results, equivalent to floating bubbles.
  • Refractive supplies have been added to the House Anomaly.
  • Starship and Exocraft cockpits now refract the sunshine.

Rain and Climate

  • The visible high quality and density of rain results have been considerably improved.
  • Raindrops now refract the sunshine.
  • Planetary surfaces, vegetation, minerals, creatures, starships and gamers now develop into moist when they’re rained upon.
  • Lightning storms now have an opportunity to create storm crystals on the influence level of lightning.
  • Meteor showers now have an opportunity to go away invaluable harvestable rocks at their influence web site.

Visible & Audio High quality

  • Mild shaft / crepuscular ray rendering has been improved for a extra atmospheric planetary expertise.
  • Many foliage props have been reworked for elevated element.
  • Extra planetary particulars have been added, and draw distances on present objects have been elevated, for next-generation consoles and PC utilizing Extremely settings.
  • Caves have been overhauled, making a wealthy, extra detailed, extra atmospheric surroundings to discover.
  • Warping and teleportation visuals and audio have been utterly reworked.
  • The House Station hangar bay now options an automatic House Station Controller to observe visitors and guarantee easy station operations.
  • Starship engine audio has been remixed and improved.
  • Particle results, equivalent to drone, ship and asteroid explosions, have been considerably improved.
  • The visible results for the participant torch have been improved.
  • Mounted plenty of points that brought about the participant torch to be too vivid for the present location.
  • Mounted plenty of points that brought about the participant torch to intersect the participant whereas working.
  • Debanding has been improved, fixing a number of visible artifacts in high-noise areas.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about the galaxy map to be much less vibrant than meant.
  • Mounted an aliasing problem affecting chairs and different seating within the House Station.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger incorrect shadows on freighter bridges.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about ship takeoff audio to set off as the sport loaded.
  • Mounted a number of visible points with the alien pods aboard derelict freighters.

Picture Mode

  • The depth of subject impact has been rewritten, based mostly on bodily circle-of-confusion simulation.
  • The standard of the DoF subject has been considerably improved.
  • In Picture Mode, DoF controls have been adjusted to replicate these settings. Auto-Far mode has been eliminated. A Macro mode has been added, giving nice management over focus near the digicam.
  • Bloom management has been added to the obtainable Picture Mode choices.
  • The buttons to regulate Picture Mode settings have been made on the spot click on.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about audio spam whereas adjusting Picture Mode settings.

Creatures & Companions

  • Fur rendering know-how has been added for all platforms besides Xbox One S and PSVR.
  • Fur has been added to plenty of creatures. These creatures have been chosen appropriately from present species.
  • Just about all low-flying and land-based creatures can now be tamed and adopted as companions.
  • Low-flying companions will be mounted and flown via the sky.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about crablike creatures to all the time be labelled as extinct.
  • Mounted plenty of colouration and marking points with particular creatures.


  • The standard of the ByteBeat drum synthesiser has been considerably improved.
  • A ByteBeat library and music participant has been added to the Fast Menu, below Utilities.
  • The library can be utilized to play saved tracks wherever you’re, permitting you to create your personal private soundtrack.
  • When inside a base (your personal or one other participant’s) with energetic ByteBeat Units, it can save you the gadgets’ output as a observe to your Library.
  • The ByteBeat Library can be utilized to ship tracks to close by gamers. Despatched tracks are saved to their Library.

UI & High quality of Life

  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about the galaxy map to point out duplicate freighter markers in case your energetic mission concerned your capital ship.
  • Planetary Charts that fail to find a constructing are now not consumed.
  • Planetary Charts that fail to find a constructing will give an error message with steering as to why.
  • When buying a freighter, your earlier freighter base will now be robotically transferred and reassembled aboard the brand new freighter.
  • A brand new choice has been added to the freighter improve terminal that permits gamers to reset their freighter base again to the default structure.
  • A brand new element recipe analysis station has been added to the House Anomaly. This terminal permits the analysis of element recipes in trade for nanites. Planetary factories and harvesters will nonetheless provide element recipes as exploration rewards.
  • Pinning directions will now advise gamers to go to the House Anomaly to unlock recipes they don’t have entry to.
  • Pinning directions will now advise gamers to buy elements from the House Station if the participant doesn’t know the recipe and elements are straightforward to buy.
  • Mounted a uncommon occasion of an untranslated ERROR string within the popups for the analysis bushes.
  • Added an error message when trying to analysis a recipe earlier than its mum or dad is unlocked.
  • The UI for the Look Modifier and different customisation interactions has been overhauled and visually refreshed.
  • Stock tabs and sub-tabs now function a small icon to point out {that a} new merchandise has been positioned in that stock.
  • The UI displayed when receiving blueprints for a number of elements on the identical time has been improved and now exhibits all elements within the bundle.
  • On PC, keybinds can now be cleared by re-assigning the identical key to the identical motion.
  • Considerably elevated the liberty of the third particular person ship digicam, in order that gamers can rotate across the ship whereas in flight.
  • Launched another and ranging digicam angle whereas utilizing the heartbeat engine in third particular person.
  • Launched a gasoline gauge to the notifications space whereas utilizing the heartbeat engine in third particular person.
  • The ship cockpit 3D map now accurately shows Atlas Stations and Black Holes.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger the ship cockpit 3D map to function an area station in methods the place no station was current.
  • Improved the readability of the messaging within the Quicksilver Synthesis Companion store.
  • Improved the readability of the messaging when unable to redeem explicit rewards throughout an Expedition.
  • Added a warning message if trying to undertake an expedition with out an online-enabled account (Expeditions don’t require paid on-line accounts, however a connection must be made to the NMS Discovery Server to initially obtain the related knowledge earlier than starting the expedition).
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about some non-extreme planets to be labelled as excessive.
  • Mounted plenty of situations the place icons have been lacking from the mission notification.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about a number of minor UI parts to be incorrectly offset at 3200×1800 decision.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about a skinny white line to be drawn round a listing slot because it expands.
  • Mounted a difficulty that overlaid two markers if a constructing has been visited but additionally has an energetic mission marker.

Different Bug Fixes & Optimisations

  • Mounted a crash associated to downloaded bases from different gamers.
  • Launched a minor optimisation associated to instanced props on planets.
  • Launched a lighting optimisation on Xbox One X.
  • Launched a big variety of shader optimisations.
  • Mounted a PC-specific problem that would trigger gradual streaming.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger hitching on PC and next-gen consoles.
  • Mounted a uncommon problem that would trigger NPCs to supply the identical interplay repeatedly.
  • Mounted a difficulty that reversed the meant order of a particular interplay with a Korvax discovered at a planetary particles web site.
  • The rewards given by NPCs whereas practising language expertise or repairing their broken starships have been rebalanced to be extra beneficiant.
  • The development value of Ion Batteries has been lowered.
  • The development value of a number of Quicksilver reward objects have been lowered.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about incorrect and unbuildable duplicate basis and door items to look within the blueprint analysis tree and catalogue.
  • Mounted plenty of snapping points with massive rooms.
  • Mounted plenty of desynchronisation points with Nexus mission vacation spot markers.
  • Mounted plenty of desynchronisation points with Nexus pirate missions.
  • Elevated the variety of potential corrupted Sentinel encounters throughout some Nexus missions.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would stop the SSV Normandy SR1 frigate reward from being redeemed if it was first redeemed earlier than buying a capital ship.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger Expedition One save video games to be reactivated as expeditions after the expedition had completed.
  • Mounted a crash that would happen in the course of the transition from an expedition save to a traditional mode save on the finish of an expedition.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about black holes to all the time take gamers to the expedition begin system throughout an expedition.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger NPC ships to land on prime of one another at outposts.
  • Adjusted the touchdown pads at Planetary Archives in order that ships don’t take off and crash into the constructing.
  • Farmable crops planted in your base now not collide with gamers, for ease of navigation.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about an untranslated string to look for a short while whereas becoming a member of a Nexus mission.
  • Mounted plenty of textual content formatting points.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger the monitoring audio to be performed repeatedly after a mission goal was found utilizing a Goal Sweep.
  • Bespoke UI audio has been added to the companion customisation web page.
  • Mounted a rendering problem that would trigger darkish spots to look on the terrain.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger a seam to be seen within the planetary ambiance.
  • Mounted a difficulty that brought about the cursor to look throughout dialogue selections whereas utilizing VR with a pad.
  • Goal sweeping and hotspot detection in VR now makes use of the Multi-Software because the pointer.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would block different gamers from utilizing some interactions after repairing a cargo pod salvaged from a planetary crashed freighter.
  • Mounted a difficulty that would trigger some gamers to have zero cost on a know-how improve however no approach to recharge it.

[Source: No Man’s Sky]

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