Hello Games claims this to be the first of many free updates to the game. The Foundation Update (1.1) patch introduces three new game modes:
- Normal mode is the original chilled exploration experience
- Creative mode allows players to explore the universe without limits, and build a huge base
- Survival mode really changes the game, creating a much more challenging endurance experience
In the patch you can now create an outpost using “modular structures” found while out exploring.
If you could have lived our lives over the last months, you'd know how meaningful this is.
Here's update 1.1https://t.co/4TelmFIgsK
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) November 27, 2016