No Man’s Sky Prisms Update adds tons of new visual effects, rideable flying creatures & more

Hello Games has given their enduring galactic exploration game No Man’s Sky yet another massive update. The Prisms Update adds a suite of new visual improvements, including DLSS support for Nvidia GPUs, and better reflections, textures, biome details, lighting, creature fur and more across all platforms.


As ever, there’s a pretty big change list for the game, which is outlined here:

  • Screen space reflections
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping
  • New volumetric lighting effects (also now available in VR)
  • Reworked crepuscular “god” rays
  • Improved torch effects
  • Light refractions through glass, cockpits, forcefields, alien bubbles etc.
  • Improved rain effects
  • Particle effect improvements
  • New Hyperdrive Warp effects
  • Increased star visibility from planetary surface
  • Increased planetary detail for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC ‘Ultra’ settings
  • DLSS for Nvidia RTX GPUs
  • Appearance modifier UI refresh
  • Richer caves and subterranean biomes
  • Meteorological Rewards – meteors and lightning strikes can spawn valuable objects
  • Exotic Companions, including rideable flying creatures
  • Creature fur
  • Photo mode improvements
  • Moveable Freighter Bases, which can be reset at any time
  • Synthesis Laboratory in the Space Anomaly blueprint research area

Visit No Man’s Sky for the full patch notes

No Man’s Sky is available across Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It also support PSVR and PC VR devices.

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  1. I’ve nearly 500hrs in this game, I love it so much, and have done since day one. I cannot thank the studio enough for how far they’ve taken this game, and I can’t wait to see the new shiny!

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