Hello Games’ Sean Murray explains over on Xbox Wire that “planets, skies, stars, creatures, the weather, space stations, and more” have all received visual upgrades. When out and about exploring planets, you’ll come across new weather effects, “such as rain which refracts the light, and surfaces that become slick and wet.” Caves have also been updated with new lighting effects, more detailed environments, and will be more varied when generated.
Murray also notes that fur has been added to some of the critters you’ll encounter throughout the game and that flying creatures such as giant beetles, flying worms, and colossal butterflies can be adopted as companions and ridden through the sky. Interiors for Space Stations and freighters have also been updated — you’ll notice more detailed surfaces, better reflections, and volumetric lighting.
“Xbox Series X|S players will find detailed reflections, improved lighting quality, more detailed biomes and more. Windows PC players with compatible Nvidia graphics cards can take advantage of DLSS, potentially seeing their frame rate double,” Murray rounds off.
No Man’s Sky: Prisms is available to download now.