No Man’s Sky’s Companions update allows you to adopt the creatures you encounter and have them travel the universe with you, side-by-side. You can also tame, breed and train your new favourite creature to speak!
Explorers can adopt creatures as sidekicks for their interstellar adventures, and the tamed beasts can be trained “to scan for resources, mark out hazards, provide light, hunt dangerous fauna, find settlements, excavate buried treasure or even mine for materials with their own shoulder-mounted mining lasers.” Once a companion is nurtured they will also lay eggs which can be incubated by the player. A new system called the Egg Sequencer will also let players genetically modify their alien eggs to create variant and rare species, which can be sold to other travellers.
No Man Sky: Companions comes out today on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Consoles and PC.