No Man’s Sky finally gets multiplayer with NEXT update

Angelica Greene
July 18, 2018

The game's procedurally generated universe will be expanding, enabling multiple players to band together and explore the vast, nearly unending expanse and enjoy the multitude of activities on offer in No Man's Sky's sandbox. With your team it will be possible to build and share complex colonies on the planets you visit. A new third-person perspective is also being added to the game.

Other features coming to the significant NEXT update / expansion are; unlimited base building, and the ability to command freighters - or even a fleet of frigates. The upcoming addition of the game's Next Update, finally brings full multiplayer and allows you to team up with fellow explorers so the long journey doesn't feel quite so lonely. Take a look at the new trailer below to find out more.

No Man's Sky's Next update will deploy on July 24 alongside the Xbox One version of the game in the U.S. and July 27 in Europe.

Hello Games have got round to explaining exactly you will be getting when the big Next update lands for No Man's Sky. The space explore-'em-up is now fully playable in first or third person-both on foot and inside your ship. All Hello Games has confirmed is that you can personalise your appearance, but the trailer seems to suggest playing as different races, with customisable spacesuits. New planetary rings and improved space visuals have also been introduced. Textures for ground, water, and clouds have been improved while ships, NPCs, and buildings have significantly more detail.

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Base building has undergone some changes for the Next update, and players will now be able to construct multiple bases anywhere on a planet.

Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.

Dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits. This will tie in with multiplayer features, so you can invite friends into your fleet.

No Man's Sky won't be remembered for its incredibly divisive launch, but Hello Games have ensured that their legacy supporting the game will certainly outweigh any of the negativity it generated. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission which helps to support us and keep Gameplanet alive.

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