No Mans Sky NEXT Update Launches for Free Next Week

Isaac Cain
July 18, 2018

Perhaps that's best contextualised in the trailer below, which seeks to recreate the very first trailer for No Man's Sky beat for beat with a new perspective.

With the launch of multiplayer, players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC will be able to explore the procedurally-generated universe of "No Man's Sky" together, just like the game was meant to have from the very beginning. In our review we gave the game a 6/10 and stated "No Man's Sky was never going to live up to the hype, but sadly even those with tempered expectations are likely to be somewhat disappointed".

Interestingly, Hello Games" statement on the update also says that you will be able to "help friends stay alive, or prey on others to survive.' How exactly this will take form is unclear.

Fight as a pirate or a wingman in space battles with friends. Multiplayer opens up fun competitions where you can design and create exocraft race tracks and trails to share online. Bases you build as a team will also be available to all members of your party. Friends can help in these building and command activities.

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One last note on the Xbox One release date: it will be 24 July in North America and include the NEXT update. Prior to it's release in 2016, the game reached monumental levels of hype with gamers. The space explore-'em-up is now fully playable in first or third person-both on foot and inside your ship. New planetary rings and improved space visuals have also been introduced. Players are also allowed to own multiple bases. You can customize your character's appearance and species, and there's more detail for ships, NPCs, and buildings.

Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them.

Improved terrain generation, ground textures, water, and clouds.

Increased base-building complexity and size limits. The update, called No Man's Sky Next, is being referred to as the biggest addition of features to the game yet. You can then send your fleet out into the vast expanse, or use them to explore specific systems. This will tie in with multiplayer features, so you can invite friends into your fleet.

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