So I got to Atlas again, and discovered that it would be destroyed. After a lot of stuff, I got to decide what I wanted to do while the universe lasted. I chose go to the center of the universe to find Atlas. After reading what this does however, I dont really want to go to a new universe, I like this one fine. I'd wrather "Explore the Galaxy" which is the whole point of the game anyway. I'm kind of over the story now, it seems to have no end. Anyway, my question is: A. Can I change my final goal? and B. will having the wrong one change anything for my gameplay? Thnx!
No man's sky will remain an open sandbox. no matter what choices you choose throughout the story. You can select new missions, ignore them and build bases, ignore that and just fly the stars, whatever.
The only thing these choices alter is dialog and maybe a handful of events after the choice, but never any lasting or drastic changes. Your galaxy map will always have the navigations for Center of your current Galaxy, current mission(if any are active), a black hole, an Atlas Station, or just free explore. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want.