No Man's Sky spruces up its visuals in the Next Generation update

No Man’s Sky’s next update isn’t really for us. The Next Generation update was announced today, and its headline features only come into play if you end up buying either Microsoft or Sony’s new tellyboxes next month. But bringing the space romp up to scratch for the new consoles comes with some nice visual benefits for those of us exploring the galaxy on PC.

Cut through the console-specific new features (which, let’s be fair, largely bring those versions up to par with the PC build), and you’ll find some lovely new visual upgrades for players on ‘Ultra’ graphics settings. The density of detail models like grass, rocks, fungi and weird space hexagons has been ramped right up, while there’s been a general bumping-up of draw distances for all objects.