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    No Man’s Sky confirms Mass Effect crossover, adds iconic Normandy SR-1 to fleet / ArsTechnica · Friday, 21 May, 2021 - 13:00 · 1 minute

We at Ars Technica love crossover events in every pop-culture format, but they're arguably the best in video games, since they let fans settle playground arguments regarding which superhero or mascot could win in a fight. Still, that affection doesn't mean Ars must keep up with every single "dream" announcement about third-party characters in games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate , Soulcalibur VI , Tekken 7 , Mortal Kombat 11 , Samurai Shodown , Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid , and so on. We love them! Bring them on! But most IP crossovers don't warrant a headline. (Sorry, John "two games in one year" Rambo .)

In today's case, I've made an exception.

The latest update to No Man's Sky , which goes live sometime today, unlocks a very familiar spaceship inside NMS 's nearly infinite universe: the SSV Normandy SR-1, lifted from the first Mass Effect game. Yes, that's the SR-1, not the eventual SR-2. ( Tali would approve .) While Normandy doesn't come with a handy Mako for players to drop onto Hello Games' 18 quintillion planets , it does include an incredible S rating (seen in the above gallery). As far as No Man's Sky frigates go, the SR-1 is SR-number-one.

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