No Man’s Sky Next is a Massive Free Update



Hello Games announced (on the Playstaton Blog) that No Man’s Sky Next will launch on July 24, 2018. It is described as a “massive free update.” The blog post was written by Sean Murray, Founder of Hello Games.

No Man’s Sky Next will launch as a free update for everyone who owns No Man’s Sky. It is a free update for PC, PS4 and Xbox.

Some features include:

  • Team up with a small team of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travelers.
  • You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.
  • Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players.
  • Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.
  • Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.
  • Character customization allows you to personalize your appearance.
  • The game is fully playable in third or first person, both on-foot and in ship.
  • Planetary rings and improved space visuals make space more beautiful than ever.
  • Dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds bring the environment to life.
  • Significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.
  • Bases can now be built anywhere on any planet.
  • Dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits.
  • Hundreds of new base parts.
  • Own multiple bases.
  • Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter.
  • Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
  • Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship.
  • Invite your friends abroad and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commision Station on your bridge.