No Man’s Sky finally gets multiplayer with NEXT update

Joanna Estrada
July 18, 2018

We'll have to find out NEXT week (you can blame Mr. Murray for that pun), when the Next update hits PS4 and PC alongside the game's anticipated Xbox One release.

Team-up with a small group of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travelers.

Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players. Not that we'd recommend doing that of course, as you should totally use the time to aid others instead.

No Man's Sky NEXT launches on July 24th and looks to be a complete overhaul of the game experience, bringing fundamental changes across the board.

Hundreds of new base parts.

Hello Games' procedurally generated space explorer No Man's Sky is about to get a huge update, adding several much-requested features including unlimited base building, improved visuals and, most importantly, multiplayer.

Fight as a pirate or a wingman in space battles with friends. On top of that, the game's is now playable in the third-person perspective.

Character customization allows you to personalize your appearance. No Man's Sky's alien worlds have been given a fresh coat of paint, with improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds. Bases you build as a team will also be available to all members of your party. The limits to those bases have been expanded, meaning you won't be as restricted as you previously were.

Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them.

Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship. This will tie in with multiplayer features, so you can invite friends into your fleet.

Released in 2016, No Man's Sky was widely seen as a disappointment following years of big promises from the developers. It's due next week-Tuesday, July 24-and has a new trailer. We're eager to see whether or not this next update will bring the game even closer to being a title worth coming back to even if it burned you initially.

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