No Man's Sky gets a major visual overhaul and rideable flying critters

Not even two weeks have passed since No Man’s Sky’s last free update, which added Mass Effect’s Normandy to your fleet as a frigate. And there’s already another update to Hello Games’s space exploration sandbox.

It’s called Prisms, and it’s a pretty hefty visual overhaul for No Man’s Sky. Prisms includes features like: 

  • Rain that refracts light and makes surfaces look wet and shiny
  • New lighting effects in caves
  • Fur for alien critters
  • A night sky speckled with thousands of new stars
  • New effects when you use your warp drive
  • Volumetric lighting effects in ship and space station interiors