A lot of people are playing No Man’s Sky after multiple stores sold it early, but the game that launches on Aug. 9 will be a lot different than the one being played now.
That’s thanks to the upcoming “1.03 update,” which is set to go live on Monday as media outlets receive their review copies of the game. Project lead and Hello Games founder Sean Murray lays out the extensive changes in a new post on the No Man’s Sky website.
Hello Games will continually update No Man’s Sky this way. This is the first of many.
It will be available on Monday for press for review once it exits submission, and on launch for public on PC and PS4. We expect future updates like these to continue to be free.
For 99.9% of people, all you have to do is install the update before you begin to play.
If you had an early copy somehow, your save game will technically work post update, but you will miss out on new content and experiences if you don’t delete your save before updating (should be obvious why from notes below). We highly recommend deleting your save if you have played before updating your game (we won’t do this in future, but it’s a day zero update).
Servers will be wiped on Sunday and again Monday in the lead up to launch.
Read the whole update detail from here.