No Man’s Sky NEXT Trailer Shows Off Multiplayer (VIDEO)
Following No Man Sky’s disappointing release, developer Hello Games has worked hard to improve its now-infamous title. Base building and minimal multiplayer capabilities have brought players back into the fold. Mods also helped make the game into what players first expected after its mind-blowing level of hype. Fans still demanded a more thorough multiplayer experience, and Hello Games announced they’d be providing it. Now we have hard evidence its coming in the form of a trailer for the No Man’s Sky NEXT update.
Creator Sean Murray called NEXT “our largest update so far”, and the trailer indicates that to be true. The graphics appear heavily updated, and base building is now “unlimited.” Players can shift between first and third person POV at will. But the main improvement has to be the new multiplayer system. You and your buddies can explore the galaxy together, wreaking havoc or peacefully surviving.
Here’s Hello Games’ description of the new multiplayer system in No Man’s Sky NEXT:
“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. You can build tiny shelters or complex colonies that 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.”
It took a few years, but No Man’s Sky finally looks like the game we were promised. I admit that I got a refund shortly after No Man’s Sky first launched. However, after playing the game in its current form, I found myself regretting that decision. The NEXT update will almost certainly strengthen my seller’s remorse.
You can try out the new No Man’s Sky NEXT update on Tuesday, July 24.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).