No Man’s Sky’s Next update drops next week with absurd amounts of space and land content

Don’t call it an MMO yet, but Even More Multiplayer is making its way to No Man’s Sky with its “Next” update. Hello Games today dropped a new trailer showing off how the “limitless procedural universe” is coming along. In fact, you haven’t got long to wait to play it yourself, as it’s rolling out next week on July 24th (Europeans have to wait an extra three days to the 27th for some reason).

“The new mode will be added to the limitless procedural universe across all platforms next week via the No Man’s Sky NEXT update, coinciding with the game’s launch on Xbox One, in a publishing partnership with 505 Games for physical retail. With this launch, players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam for PC will be able to explore, fight and survive with friends as they voyage across the vast celestial sandbox.”

Hello Games is touting a whole slew of features, including small-group exploration, the chance to “prey on others to survive,” building shelters and colonies, exocraft racing, custom race track creation and sharing, “epic space battles,” unlimited base building, fleet control, capital ships, “challenging multiplayer missions,” and a massive visual upgrade. Holy crap. Maybe that’s why the game’s recent reviews on Steam are pretty positive, eh?

Source: Press release
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socontrariwise

Amazing. But you can only see pre-defined people as actual people, not other players in the regular online mode?

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socontrariwise

Looks like the new mode is indeed random multiplayer. https://www.nomanssky.com/2018/07/no-mans-sky-next-trailer/

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nobleeinherjar

Each update after the launch has made NMS more and more enjoyable for me, and I hope Next continues that trend. I’ve been wanting to hop back in for a while but I decided to wait. I’m not sure yet how much use I’ll actually get out of the multiplayer, but I’ll at least try it. I’m looking forward to the third-person view, though I question how it will work.

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Mewmew

I have to give them props for really putting a lot of work into the updates after the initial horrible release. They were slaughtered in reviews and could have just left the game as what they released but have actually kept working to bring it closer to the original promise. I’m even considering getting it now.

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Bullet Teeth

Even though the game is optimized like Giraffe shit – which kept me from playing it, then refunding it TWICE – I’ll still say they’ve been persistent on delivering & adding what they promised.

Good on them.

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rafael12104

Ah, so they are finally releasing the game the game they promised! All this time, up to now, was early access. LOL!

Grimalkin
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Grimalkin

How much will they pay me to test it for them?

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

this is the game i wanted back then. cant wait to see the reviews on it before purchasing it. fool me twice and all that.

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Roger Melly

But if you didn’t purchase it in the first place you haven’t been fooled at all yet ?

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Slaasher

At this point, my only reason for not going back is the terrible galaxy navigation.
I was never able to “map the stars” so that I could easily get back to where I started if I wanted to.
Can anyone tell me if they have made changes to this?

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John Bagnoli

Not really. The teleportation system allows you to go back to recent systems but only the last three, plus wherever your base is. There are a few ways to hack the system (have it remember other systems than the last three) but it is clumsy at best. It doesn’t appear to be changing in this update.

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Slaasher

How they could ignore something so basic is beyond me.
Its a game breaker for me :(

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Zophie Winters

You can teleport to your base from a portal in the trade station of every system, as well as each of the last 3 systems you’ve been to (or “lock in” a system to that list of 3 by starting a mission there and never completing it). You can also go through your discoveries list and set a waypoint on any of the systems you’ve been to before and plot a course to it easily from the galaxy map. You can also unlock portals on planets that you can save the portal coordinates to travel between them (or share online/with friends), which is how many people NMS community have coordinated efforts to form galactic hubs where people congregate and play around. Also, the next update will likely have more options added for traveling around as well – we don’t have all the details yet, but we’ll see in a week when we get full patch notes.

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Armsbend

It sounds to me that if this were the game that were released then the developer might be heralded as a potential new great.

They should textbook this case at SAIL Uni game business school.

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April-Rain

Re-installing, Hello games constant work and updates into this game have really impressed me, after the **** storm most developers would have bailed and enjoyed the cash.