Hello Games has outlined details of its next, massive, free update to No Man’s Sky which will add a variety of of features that players have been desperately asking for since the game launched.
The most notable of all of these requests is multiplayer. Players will now be able to group up with friends, or strangers, and explore the universe together. Alternatively, you can prey on other players to survive. Players will also have the ability to create complex colonies or tiny shelters that are shared for all players, as well as create race tracks and trails to share online and race exocraft across. Players can now build more than one base, anywhere, on any planet.
If you feel more at home in orbit than on the ground, players can now create their own fleet of frigates that can be controlled from your very own freighter. You can send your frigates out into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
Along with all of these additions, the game is getting a massive visual overhaul. Players now have the option to play in either first or third person, and there are going to be significant improvements to planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds as well as much more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.
All of these changes and additions, arguably, are bringing the game closer to what was expected of it at launch. Widely regarded as one of the biggest let downs in gaming history, No Man’s Sky has a lot of making up to do, and it would be easy to suggest that this update could be a case of too little too late. That being said, as we approach the games debut on Xbox One on July 24th, this update could give No Man’s Sky the second chance it so desperately needs.
No Man’s Sky’s “Next” update launches on Playstation 4, PC and Xbox One on July 24th.