Hello Games is set to release a major new updated for their game No Man’s Sky, which is called the NEXT update. This update is set to add the long-awaited multiplayer component to the game, along with a visual overhaul, unlimited base building and more.
Details on this new update were given by Hello Games founder Sean Murray on the PlayStation Blog. The following are the complete patch notes:
Team up a small team of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travelers.
You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.
Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players.
Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.
Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.
Character customization allows you to personalize your appearance.
The game is fully playable in third or first person, both on-foot and in ship.
Planetary rings and improved space visuals make space more beautiful than ever.
Dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds bring the environment to life.
Significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.
Unlimited Base Building
Bases can now be built anywhere on any planet.
Dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits.
Hundreds of new base parts.
Own multiple bases.
Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter.
Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship.
Invite your friends aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commission Station on your bridge.
No Man’s Sky has been available on PlayStation 4 and PC for some time now, though it will soon be launching on Xbox One along with the NEXT update. The Xbox One release is set for July 24th. A trailer showing off much of what this update has to offer was also released, which you can watch below.