Well, the No Man’s Sky community has been led on a merry chase these past few weeks, but the Alternate Reality Game experience, Waking Titan, came to a conclusion today with an email directly from Sean Murray of Hello Games.
If you’ve been following the Waking Titan ARG, then you know that not so long ago, some cassette tapes were sent to members of the No Man’s Sky reddit community with cryptic, distorted audio hiding one very important message: portal. Since that time, things have gotten weirder as a new website has been revealed and interested parties have been prompted to join a “Citizen Science Division” to answer questions about simulations and complete various experiments.
In an email, sent to those registered with the Citizen Science Division, Sean Murray revealed that the next big, free update to No Man’s Sky, Update 1.3 Atlas Rises, will bring the ability to fast-travel between various locations through the use of portals, and it will bring improvements to certain elements of the game’s story.
According to Murray, the Waking Titan has been about more than simply ramping-up excitement about the next big thing to hit No Man’s Sky.
“We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that.
“You’ve travelled great distances both real and virtual, undertaken complex tasks, and explored the depths of simulation theory. New friendships have been forged, and a tight-knit community has been created. Most importantly a cute hamster has a new home.
“You’ve become part of the No Man’s Sky origin story.”
Patch notes have not been made available just yet, but Murray assures they will shortly before the update goes live. No release date has been offered for No Man’s Sky Update 1.3 Atlas Rises but it is expected sometime this week.