No Man's Sky's patch brings three story paths to follow in the game -- one of which has been completely rewritten -- allowing you to make choices early on that will determine what you see later. The update brings a deeper trading system, new combat mechanics -- like the slightly revamped hit systems in space fights -- and expansions to your personal and space vessel inventories.
This patch, which includes a few more changes, is the "first of many" free updates to the space exploration title. Future upgrades will let you build bases and own "giant space freighters." No Man's Sky
is seen (by developer Hello Games) as a constantly evolving project. You'll most likely play a different game when you hop back in a few months later.