‘No Man’s Sky’ Is FINALLY Getting Multiplayer In Next Update In July
No Man’s Sky gets a major update in July and the sci-fi survival video game finally gets a much-coveted multiplayer mode. Developer Hello Games announced the huge update called “NEXT” in a blog post on Friday morning.
Hello Games said the NEXT update for No Man’s Sky is the biggest update for the space exploration video game yet. The game’s fourth update with a “full multiplayer experience” will hit all platforms on July 24th, nearly two years after the game was released.
“You’ll be able to explore the universe with your friends, or bump into random travelers,” Hello Games says of the multiplayer. “You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive. Your group can build anything from tiny shelters to complex colonies spanning planets, and everything is shared online for others to visit. Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies. Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks or maybe just scenic trails to share online.”
The NEXT update comes on July 24th, the same day that No Man’s Sky arrives on Xbox One. The Xbox One X version will feature HDR and 4K enhancements. The game and update will be free on all platforms.
Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray said the multiplayer is “fun, emergent, intense, and funny in a way that we’ve always wanted No Man’s Sky to be.” Murray explained the new multiplayer and co-op features at an Inside Xbox event.