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No Man’s Sky Beyond Introduces the Nexus, New Launch Trailer

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No Man’s Sky Beyond Introduces the Nexus, New Launch Trailer

Show off to other players in the new shared social space, launching next week alongside PS VR support in the huge new update.

Hello! On August 14, No Man’s Sky Beyond will launch as a free update for PS4 and PS VR. We are focused on development, but we know people are hungry for details.

Nearly eight years ago, with a love of sci-fi, we started writing the very first lines of code on what would become No Man’s Sky. It was always an innovative and ambitious game, but over the three years since release it has become broad and deep in a way few games are.

When we sat down to write those first lines of code I could never have imagined the kind of trailer we just recorded. A multiplayer game, with base building, trading, space combat, giant mechs, economies, freighters, first person, third person, and so much more, all set in a beautiful procedural universe.

When we made No Man’s Sky, we always wanted it to feel like you had stepped into the cover of a science fiction novel. Beyond is another step closer to that goal.

Even better, if you own a headset, you can experience all of this in virtual reality.

No Man’s Sky Beyond aims to bring a huge range of features together into a cohesive whole, with expanded online, virtual reality and hundreds of changes big and small. We want Beyond to be the best time for new players to pick up a copy, for lapsed players to rejoin, and for the players with a thousand hours save to see the game with fresh eyes.

No Man’s Sky has always been a science-fiction fantasy come true. That feeling of isolation and loneliness as you explore an alien world for the first time continues to be a unique experience.

However, one of the coolest things you will notice from the trailer is what we call the Nexus, a shared social space that brings people together and lets them play with friends or join with random strangers like never before.

Suddenly your ship that you spent 50 hours earning can now be seen by others in the Nexus. Your rare spacesuit and unique helmet can be shown off to other players. Friends and strangers can visit that massive base you’ve been working on.

Progression in No Man’s Sky is so much more meaningful when you can share it with other explorers and so much more engaging when any creations or missions become shareable. Once you meet fellow travellers who knows what space-faring adventures you will go on together.

This is an incredibly important update for us, but it’s also just another step in a longer journey, and we’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.

On behalf of myself, and the team at Hello Games I just want to say — Thank you. We are so excited to have made Beyond, and to continue to improve and develop No Man’s Sky, because of you, the community who play, explore and share this universe with us. It means so much to us.

We hope you enjoy this and what follows — and we look forward to meeting you out there! Our journey continues.

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16 Comments

  • It’s like an entirely new game. Again. Your dedication to this game is incredible. Thank you so much for your work all these years, and for sharing it with the world. It really is a marvel.

  • Looking forward to next week! I do hope you guys kept some of the privacy options in place. Opening online last update made it possible for some very lonely players to ruin other’s fun.

  • Into the Nexus was great, I’d love to see a sequel.

  • Personally I never understood the negative feedback at launch, I put 100+ hours into the game before your first big update and things have only become more amazing since. NMS is a game I never thought could exist anyways, and now I get to jump into VR and experience the universe with fresh eyes! Thank you Sean and Hello Games!

  • I’ve been waiting for the VR addition to jump back in. Can’t wait! Nexus looks pretty cool, too. Thanks!

  • So held off playing this game until multiplayer and VR modes were integrated. Can’t believe this day is finally now here!

  • Hello Games’s professionalism and dedication to its players never ceases to amaze me. I cannot wait to return to NMS!

  • QuiddityReBorn

    Thank you Sean and Hello Games for continuing to support this amazing game! You have no idea what No Man’s Sky means to me. Thank you.

  • Greenboy7128

    So excited to jump back in with VR. Thank you for your dedication to continually improve the game.

  • Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

    This is what I have been waiting for from this game. This is the perfect title for VR. Really looking forward to diving into this for quite some time after the update arrives.

  • I have a question. If I not have the ps plus, can I watch other players in the nexus?

  • NERVergoproxy

    Sean you guys are doing an amazing job. Keep it up! Maybe we can see No Man’s Sky on Playstation 5 eh? ;) pushing even further.

  • borictarzan

    can you code in Nikola Tesla work and inventions thanks

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