No Man’s Sky’s entertainingly involved Waking Titan ARG appears to be back, and fans are picking detached a puzzling messages in a bid to work out what competence be subsequent for Hello Games’ ever-expanding space game.
Waking Titan began meting out a delicately orchestrated parade of online and real-world enigmas shortly after it was detected in May final year. Before long, participants had related it to No Man’s Sky, and it eventually culminated, some 3 months later, with the recover of a game’s 1.3 update, also famous as Atlas Rises. There’s a good outline video of a whole ARG so distant by YouTuber CobraTV below.
Atlas Rises combined an huge array of facilities and improvements to No Man’s Sky, including a mint story, interstellar portals, a new visitor race, improvements to exploration, flight, and trading, incidentally generated quests, and even a beginnings of multiplayer co-op. It was a large ‘un, and managed to rekindle my primarily ephemeral unrestrained for a diversion into a 200+ hour obsession.
When refurbish 1.3 launched, Hello Games called it “an critical initial step into a star of synchronous commune in No Man’s Sky”, and fans have been energetically available a attainment of a new refurbish – hopefully featuring serve improvements to multiplayer – ever since.
Now that a Waking Titan ARG appears to have spluttered behind to life, many fans trust that a recover of No Man’s Sky’s subsequent large refurbish is, if not accurately imminent, being teased and on a way.
At present, as chronicled by a useful Waking Titan Wiki, investigations are mostly focussed on a Waking Titan website. As of late Dec final year, a tenth of 15 glyphs has been unlocked; clicking a glyph during a bottom of a site brings adult a cue entrance shade and a couple to a Google Drive folder featuring a array of images reflected in mirrors. There’s also a matter of Sean Murray’s suspiciously timely Black Mirror chatter subsequent too.
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) January 10, 2018
Neither a cue or a aptitude of a mirrors (interestingly, a titles of a photos, when strung together, also furnish an anagram for “mirror” in hexidecimal) is nonetheless known.
Better swell has been done on a authority entrance apportionment of a site. Prior to a launch of refurbish 1.3, inputting specific commands on a depot shade elicited certain responses. Since December, fans have detected a array of tantalising new responses to aged commands. Typing in “WhoIs”, for instance, earnings a value “#WhatIs1.5”.
That’s immediately intriguing, and somewhat confounding, given that a subsequent approaching No Man’s Sky refurbish is 1.4. Some fans are assured that Hello Games competence be staid to surprise-launch a 1.4 refurbish any day now (it’s been roughly 3 months given 1.3 launched, and prior updates have expelled each 3 months or so, a meditative goes), while a ARG focusses on a vital 1.5 update. Of course, “1.5” competence impute to something else entirely.
As for what refurbish 1.5 competence embody on a arrival, that’s anyone speculation right now. One speculation nonetheless (based on a fact that a authority “WhoAmI” earnings a “not nonetheless unlocked” value, rather than a general blunder message) is that 1.5 competence concede players to conclude an avatar-style participation for themselves in-game, prepared for a stretched multiplayer – that could also explain a repeated “mirror” theme. Currently, other players are represented by elementary floating orbs when together on a same planet.
The usually other famous nonplus square during benefaction is tied to a earthy Atlas Passes that certain participants in a prior ARG proviso have begun to receive. These embody a array of hexidecimals that can be decoded to review “phoenix”. Some have speculated that this implies No Man’s Sky’s star is due for another reset come a subsequent update.
With this latest proviso of a Waking Titan ARG clearly usually only beginning, it could be a while before No Man’s Sky’s new mysteries are solved. It’s sparkling to watch unfold, though.