No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Adds Multiplayer Mode And More

No Man’s Sky, the controversial action-survival game from Hello Games is getting the NEXT upgrade on July 24.

The new trailer shows the developer has updated the textures, added a brand new third-person view, and even character customization it seems. Base-building is also going to be infinite, which means players can build as many bases as they want.

Two years ago, players complained that the game was boring or was lacking features they had seen in the early trailers. As a result, No Man’s Sky’s Steam review took a big hit with mostly negative reviews. Since then, No Man’s Sky has been patched several times and this NEXT patch seems to provide a new life to it with a significant overhaul that the game desperately needed.

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Here are some of the notable additions from the NEXT patch:

Multiplayer
– Team up 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 customisation allows you to personalise your appearance.

Visual Overhaul
– 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.

Unlimited Base Building
– 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.

Command Freighters
– 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 aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commission Station on your bridge.

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Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, said that No Man’s Sky NEXT update will be available to PC, PlayStation 4, and also Xbox One on July 24. This update finally brings the multiplayer option to the game where fans have been waiting for the longest time for a full multiplayer mode.