Last week, we took a trip out to Hello Games’ Guildford studio to get a closer look at No Man’s Sky’s huge new update, NEXT. Adding transformative new features like online multiplayer and third-person camera view, this bumper update – a whole year of solid work from the team – represents perhaps the biggest shift for the game since launch.
Following last week’s tantalising gameplay trailer, we had a raft of questions we wanted to put to the team around how the new multiplayer features work in practice. As luck would have it, Studio Director Sean Murray was on hand to answer them.
On July 24th No Man’s Sky Next will launch as a free update for everyone who owns the game. On behalf of myself, and the team at Hello Games I just want to say – Thank you. We are so excited to have made Next, 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.
It’s been a year since No Man’s Sky first released, and it’s been an exciting, intense and emotional time for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently.
We’ve spent that year working hard on free updates. Update 1.3 will release this week, is our biggest to date and will be available for free to all No Man’s Sky players.
Read on to learn a bit more about what you can expect to discover in the latest update — a lot has changed in a year!
“What do you do in No Man’s Sky?” is a question that’s followed Hello Games’ ambitious space opus around ever since it was unveiled back in 2014. Truth is, it’s never been an easy proposition to explain; when there’s an entire galaxy to explore, how do you tell someone where to start?
You might already know that the goal is to make your way to the center of a galaxy full of unique, procedurally-generated planets, but it’s what happens on the way there that’s a mystery. Now, with about five hours game time behind me, it’s becoming clear that there’s a lot to do. As millions of travelers prepare to make their way into this vast, unknown universe, here are a few things that will help get your journey underway…
Hi everyone! So we’re starting the countdown to the launch of No Man’s Sky on August 9. With just a few short weeks until you can get your hands on the game, we wanted to tackle one of the questions we’ve seen crop up a few times: what do you get to do in No Man’s Sky?
I’m Sean Murray from Hello Games, the indie team behind No Man’s Sky. It’s a science-fiction game set in an infinite procedural universe, coming to PS4 on June 21.
Would you be willing to answer a few brief questions about PlayStation.Blog?