The future of No Man's Sky is coming into focus. Developer Hello Games announced today that the game's "Foundation" update, which adds the previously discussed base-building feature, is coming soon, while it also discussed the controversy surrounding the ambitious space game.

The update is slated to come out this week. It's called "The Foundation Update" because it adds the first parts of No Man's Sky's base-building and also puts in place "a foundation for things to come."

Full patch notes for the update will be announced soon, Hello Games said.

The developer added that it's been "hard at work" on the Foundation update for more than nine weeks. It cautioned that the update won't be the biggest ever for No Man's Sky, "but it is the start of something."

Hello Games also acknowledged the controversy surrounding No Man's Sky.

"The discussion around No Man's Sky since release has been intense and dramatic. We have been quiet, but we are listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about," it said. "Positive or negative feedback, you have been heard and that will truly help to make this a better game for everyone."

The Foundation update will be the "first small step in a longer journey," Hello Games said.

"We hope you can join us."

Source: GameSpot