Hello Games finally broke radio silence and shown us their newest update named Foundation. There are a lot of new things in the update, so i picked Freighters and inventory.

The Foundation Update adds the foundations of base building, and is a foundation for things to come. This is the first of many free updates. Purchase huge interstellar Freighters at great expense, and then summon them from anywhere in the galaxy. Resources can be teleported to your Freighter while on-planet, ideal for stockpiling goods for trading. No more hassling with your “smaller” ship and inventory space. But wait there is more! Like building bases on planets, customise the inside of your Freighter within the Base Building section, Create extended cargo holds to expand your vessel’s capacity, and grow crops of rare resources on board. Cultivate biome dependent crops inside your Freighter using Hydroponic Labs. Plants grow over time and offer a steady supply of resources to be harvested and hire a farming specialist to research and grow ten new plant types, and discover new resource elements.

No need to go to a dozen planets to get the minerals you need, just stockpile them on your freighter for later use or just sell the whole lot at the space store. Transport your Freighter and its cargo to different, more economically favourable systems to maximise your earnings. Use the new recruitment system to crew your Freighter with Engineer, Farmer, Weapons and Science specialists to help research new technologies. This way ships don’t feel that empty even when the stockpiles are full.

Talking about stockpiles and inventory. Before the update some items could not be stacked, Now Products can be stacked up to five times per inventory slot, resulting in increased starship, base container and freighter storage capacity. Also Scanned Primary resource elements have been given specific symbols to allow for easier differentiation.

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Quentin Beglinger
Quentin Beglinger
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Quentin is one of the two founders of the website. He likes (MMO)RPG's and adventure games. Besides working for this site he fills his time with reading and watching Anime/Manga and entertaining his girlfriend.