Following a rocky release in 2016, No Man's Sky has gone from strength to strength as developer Hello Games worked to correct its inherent flaws and expand its qualities as a multiplayer sci-fi sandbox of infinite proportions.
No Man's Sky is about to receive a major update. Entitled No Man's Sky Beyond, it'll be free to all players and will include something that the team is dubbing "No Man's Sky Online". The first component of the update is No Man's Sky Online, which the studio describes as "a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together". What else do you think should be added to No Man's Sky? It will remain free for all players, won't contain microtransactions, and won't require a subscription (aside from Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus on consoles). Gamers can technically only join parties of four.
Like Next, No Man's Sky Beyond is a free update that's actually multiple smaller updates rolled into one. We now know very little about this update. The changes coming in Beyond are an answer to how Hello Games has seen people playing their game since Next, it said. No Man's Sky Beyond is the next chapter in the cosmic adventure, and it should be the largest one yet. Multiplayer and PvP modes were the most noticeable omissions. We still don't know much about the update, but we do know that it won't be ready until this coming summer. Murray argued that each subsequent update has brought "enjoyment to millions of new players". We'll continue to support No Man's Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.