Mother of Pearl! The No Man's Sky pirates could be getting a major overhaul.
Are We About to See a No Man's Sky Pirates Expansion?
As No Man's Sky continues its re-ascent as gaming's premier hero-to-zero-to-hero story, many in the fandom are now left wondering: how could it possibly get better? Well luckily for them, we have the obvious answer: No Man's Sky pirates. Duh.
With that in mind, netizens of Twitter will have been all too happy to see the Hello Games Founder's recent tweet: a skull and crossbones on a black flag. AKA the Jolly Roger, the iconic symbol of piracy.
Of course, it's always best to approach the meaning of a single emoji as broadly as possible. After all, Sean Murray could simply be expressing his love for pirates. Maybe he's encouraging his playerbase to pirate the game. Or he could simply be threatening his followers into surrender like the Jolly Roger was intended for.
But if we're being honest, we all know what it means. There be some swashbucklin' afoot. The jury's out, however, on exactly how a new No Man's Sky pirates expansion will look.
No Man's Sky pirates are already a thing, after all. Whether it's the AI space bandits that can net bounty hunters a pretty penny, or rebellious players gunning for freighters, a healthy bit of cosmic marauding is alive and well in No Man's Sky. But there's always room to expand on these mechanics, such as the ability to board enemy ships.
One person on Twitter even suggested that the oceans will get an overhaul with the ability to sail actual pirate ships across the seas. We figure this is far less likely in a game that's more about starships than sailing ships. But it would be remiss of us to not expect surprises from Hello Games at this point.
But for now, just add this simple pirate emoji to our growing list of expansion speculations. Though we wouldn't be shocked if we were to hear something about No Man's Sky pirates very soon.