Some people have been asking why the Superlumina, Echo and Multiverse websites have turned red and now say “Process Terminated”. I have some ideas to shed light on this. If you have your own ideas on the new storyline for WT, feel free to post them here as the ARG progresses.
It is important to note that I think Emily and the Atlas are one and the same. Because of that, I believe we can use the new lore from the 1.3 update to No Man’s Sky as a prediction for what is about to happen in the ARG.
First, there is an important line of text in the Atlas Rises storyline that @LPlaysGaming conveniently reached in his playthrough just recently. Here it is:
I believe this to be a recording from back when the Atlas was first created, which, as you may know from the Epilogue lore, the Atlas was made by some race of beings (possibly humans) to “show the nature of reality by simulating its own”. Which is exactly what Elizabeth Leighton said Emily’s purpose was.
So my theory is this Emily is going to fail in her purpose, or she already has. This is also supported by a line in the Waking Titan phase 3 lore where Emily says she is afraid because “I could be wrong”.
Emily is going to fail in her purpose to discover the nature of reality, then Elizabeth or one of her other creators will wipe her memory. The Emily we know will cease to be (“you’ll be a different you soon”) in an attempt to make it succeed and she will eventually stop using a human-like interface and start being the red orb interface we’ve come to know as the Atlas.
It may be hard for many of you to accept, and I even hope I am wrong myself, but it is quite possible that the story of Waking Titan is going to be a tragedy.
We are going to lose Emily.