Forget Starfield; Another Massive Space Game Is Free to Play This Weekend

Test out the galaxy to see if it's worth exploring further.

Forget Starfield; Another Massive Space Game Is Free to Play This Weekend

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  • No Man's Sky has received another update called Omega.
  • Hello Games has made it free to play this entire weekend.
  • It includes plenty of fresh content to keep players engaged.
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Before its highly anticipated release, Starfield was being marketed as the most ambitious space title ever created, but unfortunately, that just was not the case when Bethesda actually launched the game, leading to disappointment from critics and fans alike. However, there are always alternative options that may handle many of the genre’s aspects much better, which is where No Man’s Sky makes its entrance.

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The 2016 action-adventure title is showing no signs of slowing down as it prepares for its latest Omega update, while also inviting everyone to explore its vast universe for free this entire weekend.

Unlike Starfield, No Man’s Sky Is Getting Bigger With Time

Starfield may not have done the space genre justice, but No Man's Sky keeps growing with yet another update.
Starfield may not have done the space genre justice, but No Man’s Sky keeps growing with yet another update.

Developer and publisher Hello Games has been providing No Man’s Sky with consistent updates ever since it was released nearly eight years ago, as yet another massive update has just been released for it. The new update called Omega does not just bring fresh content for its existing player base to enjoy but also invites everyone else to join in on the fun with a free trial that began today and will be available until the weekend ends.

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This seems like the perfect opportunity for those players who have never tried the game, as it will give them a better idea about its offerings, especially if one thinks that Starfield did not really do the space genre proper justice.

No Man’s Sky became free to play a couple of hours ago on Thursday, February 15 at 14:00 GMT, and the offer will last until 18:00 GMT on Monday, February 19. The best part is that gamers who want to see what the Omega update is all about can avail themselves of this opportunity without even needing to have the base game purchased or installed, and since the offer is not platform-specific, Hello Games is truly inviting everybody to its galactic universe.

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This is one of those rare moments in the video game industry where all types of players, whether they are on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, or PC, can come together as one and head on an expedition they may end up enjoying more than expected.

The Omega Update Brings Plenty of Fresh Content

Aside from the free trial, the No Man's Sky Omega update brings new content like this sleek starship.
Aside from the free trial, the No Man’s Sky Omega update brings new content like this sleek starship.

The latest Omega update for No Man’s Sky comes with some fresh content even after all these years, which includes an “ultra-sleek Starborn Runner starship” that can be used to “hover above solid planes.”

It also introduces a better way to start in-game adventures, as players can now join “community expeditions directly from existing savegames.”

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Moreover, upon defeating pirate ships, gamers can board them and take over the vessel by defeating the captain, which can then be added to one’s fleet.

Have you played No Man’s Sky before, or are you planning on checking out the free Omega update trial this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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