Hello Games has released No Man’s Sky Atlas Rises with the availability of Update 1.3 which, among other things, gives the game a graphical overhaul, a new story, new ships, low-level flight and multiplayer have all been added.
Before you get too excited about the multiplayer, it should be noted that other players are seen as floating orbs but you can see and communicate with other players and explore together. Proximity based VoIP will also allow you to communicate with other players.
More importantly, Hello Games confirm that
While interaction with others is currently very limited, this is an important first step into the world of synchronous co-op in No Man’s Sky.
USA based players will also be happy to know that the in-game temperature measurement has been converted from Celsius to Fahrenheit based on your locale settings.
The Atlas Rises update brings an impressive number of fixes and tweaks