Next week No Man’s Sky will launch on Xbox One, as well as receive a significant update on PC and PlayStation 4 called No Man’s Sky Next. Indie developer Hello Games has released a new trailer showing off multiplayer and other new features like a third-person view.
The No Man’s Sky Next update will allow “a small team of friends” to explore the universe together. Both co-op and PvP are allowed, and players can build colonies and race tracks together.
Base building is getting expanded. Bases will be able to be built anywhere on a planet, with increased complexity and size limits. The patch also adds hundreds of new base parts, and lets you own multiple bases.
With the update you’ll be able to command a fled of frigates from the helm of your custom capital ship. Fleets can be sent to explore the universe or to specific star systems. Online players can take on special multiplayer challenge missions from the Galactic Commission Station.
A new third-person view is also being added, allowing you to play the entire game in third-person mode, both on-foot and in your ship. General visual improvements have been made across the game, including more detailed ships, NPCs, and buildings, as well as better textures.
On behalf of myself, and the team at Hello Games I just want to say – Thank you,” writes lead Hello Games designer Sean Murray. “We are so excited to have made NEXT, and to continue to improve and develop No Man’s Sky, because of you, the community who play, explore and share this universe with us. It means so much to us.
The No Man’s Sky Next update, and also No Man’s Sky’s arrival on Xbox One, will hit July 24 nearly two years after the game’s highly controversial launch. The update is free to existing owners on PC and PlayStation 4.