No Man’s Sky is planning its major Beyond update for the summer with online play

    
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We’ve been covering No Man’s Sky for a long while here, first because the game was supposed to have a multiplayer component and then afterwards largely out of momentum. But it turns out that’s all come together nicely because the game has big updates planned for this summer, promising what it calls three major updates in one. And the first element? A multiplayer component allowing people to share and play together in the game’s procedurally generated universe, just the way everyone always wanted it.

Hello Games is quick to claim that this isn’t an MMO because it doesn’t have a subscription fee and won’t contain microtransactions, which our readers will no doubt immediately regard as akin to claiming that you don’t consider this four-wheeled vehicle a car because it doesn’t have a CD player or cupholders. But whatever they choose to call it, this is a major step forward from the game’s four-player update, which happened last summer, and a boon to the people who have stuck with the game during its slow road of improvement.

Source: Official Site via Eurogamer; thanks to agemyth and CapnLan for the tip!
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Mewmew

No Mans Sky certainly turned things around since it’s horrible launch. It gives one hope that maybe there will be a decent game in Fallout 76 to go back to one of these days.

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mysecretid

I played a LOT of No Man’s Sky, and really enjoyed it. I only stopped when I realized that I couldn’t build my dream “undersea ocean base” because 99% of the planetary “oceans” from the game’s Abyss deep-sea expansion are too shallow at present to allow for deep-water construction.

Hopefully, the upcoming content will address this issue, and I can jump right back in!

Oh, and the “CD player or cupholders” comment was pure gold spun from truth. Thanks, Eliot!

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Drago

No Man’s Sky The Abyss has lots of deep seas

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flatline4400

Just when I was thinking about jumping back in, hopefully now that all the mods have caught up with their stupid, stupid mod integration system…

Guess I’ll wait some more!

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Tobasco da Gama

I had a pretty good time with Next, so another excuse to jump back into the game is very welcome.

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Greaterdivinity

Hello Games is quick to claim that this isn’t an MMO because it doesn’t have a subscription fee and won’t contain microtransactions, which our readers will no doubt immediately regard as akin to claiming that you don’t consider this four-wheeled vehicle a car because it doesn’t have a CD player or cupholders.

Thanks for the hearty guffaw. MMO still seems to be a poison pill for a general audience. Hell, whenever I try to discuss Anthem in the context of MMO’s (it’s not one at all, obviously, but shares many similar features/systems) I’m frequently met with angry posts about how Anthem isn’t a MMO and I don’t know what I’m talking about. So it makes sense they’d still be very gun-shy at the word, even if that’s what they’re actually moving towards : P

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Schmidt.Capela

For me, the most interesting aspect of this announcement is that Sean Murray is apparently unwilling to share more specific information until he can be sure whatever he is talking about will indeed be in the game.

Seems like someone learned his lesson.

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Indigo Salma

Its fine , you already won back our trust in you.

I hope they are adding some RPG elements.
More enemies and stuff to discover and build.

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Armsbend

I wonder if Hello has anything else in the works. It would be nice to see them take everything they’ve learned and apply it to another game. There is talent and a willingness to correct wrongs there so I’d like to see them get it all together in one nice package on their next attempt.

I’d be interested in purchasing their next game.

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Mark Jacobs