In No Man’s Sky, You’ll Want To Hang On To This Key Item

by : Ewan Moore on : 11 Aug 2016 12:07
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Before we go any further, I need to expressly warn you that this article contains spoilers for No Man’s Sky regarding what you’ll find in the center of the galaxy. 


So obviously, if that journey is ‘the point’ of the game for you, don’t read on past this strange trailer featuring comedian Bill Bailey. You’ve been warned.

Okay, so on your journey across the vast universe of No Man’s Sky, you come across a number of strange items called Atlas Stones.

Their purpose isn’t immediately apparent, but they sell for quite a bit of money. Naturally, one’s first instinct might well be to sell them and keep precious space free in your inventory.


However, it turns out that these Atlas Stones are integral to the conclusion of your journey (again, provided you care at all about finding the center of the universe).


Upon finally reaching the center, you’re presented with a choice: Admire the point you’ve reached and then carry on your way, OR use 10 Atlas Stones to create an entirely new galaxy.

It should be noted that opting for the latter essentially restarts your game and throws you into the new galaxy you created, so choose wisely.

You can watch the ‘ending’ below, via  RabidRetrospectGames. Fast-forward to the 12:05 mark if you want to see the whole rebirth thing.

Of course, depending on why you’re playing No Man’s Sky, this could mean absolutely nothing to you, or you could be bitterly disappointed by what might be considered an anticlimax.

Either way, this is the kind of thing you really should discover for yourself, and make your choice based on that.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

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