Hello Games revealed yet another major update is coming to No Man’s Sky later this year. This new update arrives a mere eight months the previous update, Next.
In a press release from the studio, head Sean Murray revealed that Beyond is three major updates rolled into one and introduced No Man’s Sky Online.
“No Man’s Sky Online includes a radically new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together. Whilst this brings people together like never before and has many recognizable online elements, we don’t consider No Man’s Sky to be an MMO—it won’t require a subscription, won’t contain microtransactions, and will be free for all existing players.”
This portion of the update is an answer to how existing players responded to the previous update, Next and falls in line with the original vision the studio had for this game.
Details for the upcoming up are slim, but Murray confirmed that “We will talk more about each of the three major components of Beyond when we know we can be precise, and look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.”
Since last year, No Man’s Sky is on a resurgence and brought in millions of players with every major update. The last update allowed players the ability to play online together but still lacks basic features like the ability to message each other. Murray goes on to affirm that this next update incorporates many “recognizable online elements.”
When I reviewed No Man’s Sky in 2015, I left feeling let down, the game at the time was far from what the studio promised and lacked any fun to it. Since then, Hello Games improved and expanded their game in big and bold ways.