Hello Games is still working around the clock to better the space travelling experience for all those who have placed their faith in No Man’s Sky.

“Atlas Rises” is a brand new update that focuses on “improving the central story” of the game. In addition, portals are being introduced to meet the fast-travelling needs of explorers between prime locations.

“It’s been an exciting, intense, and emotional year for us at Hello Games,” said founder Sean Murray in a press release. “We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently. We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much.”

The update is scheduled to release later this week for free across both the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. The unavailability of any patch notes force us to believe in the words of the developer, which brim with confidence that players will love what is in store for them.

Elsewhere, Hello Games launched an alternate-reality campaign last week with the name of Waking Titan. It was assumed to have some connection with new content in the works for No Man’s Sky. According to the developer, more than 250,000 people came together to try to figure it out.

“What we do is much more important than what we say, but since launch we have sometimes focused too much on that,” said Murray. “We wanted to reach out and celebrate the devoted community that means so much to us. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that. You’ve travelled great distances both real and virtual, undertaken complex tasks, and explored the depths of simulation theory. New friendships have been forged, and a tight-knit community has been created. Most importantly a cute hamster has a new home.”

No Man’s Sky has received two major updates so far. The first, Foundation Update, added base-building and frigates. The second, Path Finder, added land vehicles.