Last month our Xbox and Game Pass community kept us all entertained as they dove headlong into the pirate high jinx of the No Man’s Sky Outlaws update and The Blight expedition. It was a joy to see them set eyes on their first Solar Sail Ship and set about trying to add one of these spectacular craft to their fleet.
Today marks the start of our seventh expedition. It’s called Leviathan and, true to form, we’re mixing things up again and bringing you something with a bit more peril, but with similarly large reward.
As the name suggests, Leviathan is a beast of an expedition. Travellers will have to use all their survival skills as they help Specialist Polo uncover the mystery of a curious loop which has cursed the space-time continuum. He suspects that this strange phenomenon can be traced back to a marvelous, near-mythical space creature, the Leviathan, but will need the help of the community to fully understand and lift the curse.
In their efforts to assist Polo in his research, players will dice with death on more than one occasion, but, in a rogue-like style, every death allows the players and their co-expeditioners to contribute to the community effort and brings the lifting of the curse ever closer.
Every reincarnation resets some individual progress but travellers get the chance to start anew with a procedurally-generated starting loadout the quality of which only improves as the community effort builds, as do the rewards on offer for embarking on this adventure.
The Whalestalker Cloak, a mini Organic Frigate for the player’s base and a Temporal Starship Trail are just a few of the spoils to receive along the way, culminating with the ultimate reward, the first ever living frigate – an imposing tentacled and spectacular beast – to add to their freighter fleet.
We’re really excited to launch the Leviathan expedition for Xbox and Game Pass players today. It’s been a lot of fun coming up with something that feels quite a bit different from previous seasons.
Elsewhere in the team, work is well underway on more content updates and we can’t wait to show you what we have in the works. The Leviathan Expedition begins today and will run for approximately 6 weeks.
Our journey continues.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky comes complete with all 17 major updates up to and including Frontiers.
Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.
In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.
Embark on an epic voyage
At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you’ll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit.
Find your own destiny
Your voyage through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry.
Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you’ll reap huge rewards.
Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary.
Share your journey
The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own…