When Hello Games announces new stuff for No Man’s Sky, two things are usually true: They’re huge, and they’re soon. And today’s announcement from the team fulfills both rules, as the studio has announced that the Xbox Game Pass launch and the Windows 10 version on the Game Pass for PC program will both go live tomorrow. Even more exciting is the reveal of true crossplay across PC and console, coming tomorrow in an update that apparently required “an entirely new networking architecture.”
“[W]e’ve been busily working on something else in secret for the last few months. Something to allow everyone in the community to benefit from the influx of new players that Game Pass brings. Do you have a friend on another gaming system with whom you’ve always wanted to explore the great unknown? A legendary base you’ve seen videos of but never been able to visit? A mission that you think would be great to play with friends on other platforms? We are excited to be able to announce that, starting tomorrow, PlayStation 4 players, Xbox One players and PC players will all be able to explore, journey, survive, build, and trade together. Excitingly, No Man’s Sky is joining what is at the moment a fairly small group of games which support cross-platform multiplayer.”
Full patch notes for tomorrow’s release are up on the official site!