After a conspicuous silence ending with a mysterious teaser tweet on Thursday, No Man's Sky creator Sean Murray revealed another great free update is coming. The new content, which is the first since last year's Visions Update, will hit the massive space exploration game this summer.
The bundle of new content, called No Man's Sky "Beyond", will merge three different updates, even though Murray only gives up the details of one so far. The one we know is something that Murray calls "No Man's Sky Online" which "includes a radical new social and multiplayer experience that gives players everywhere in the universe the opportunity to meet and play together" and weave together three standalone updates to "a vision for something much more impressive."
The short preview video does not reveal much, but it shows a ship that we have not previously seen in what looks like a reimagined space station (it would be nice!) or some kind of the all-new multiplayer hub area.
Murray stressed that the multiplayer update would not add stuff from other major multiplayer games such as micro-transactions or subscriptions and that he does not intend to make No Man's Sky a MMO. (Still, if many people play online together in a massive world, it's not, kind of an MMO?) In the blog post, it was noted that the team would release more information about the other two major pieces of new content in the coming weeks.
"These changes are an answer to how we've seen people playing since the NEXT release, and that's something we've dreamed of for a long time," added Murray.
After a very rough launch and its accompanying critical lambasting in 201
That community is happy to hear it according to his latest blog post, Murray does not intend to leave the game at any time soon.