In March, Hello Games had announced that it will be bringing No Man’s Sky to Xbox One in the summer. Now, two months after the announcement, we have a release date of 24 July. Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray confirmed the news during an Inside Xbox live stream. Besides that, he also showcased the new “NEXT” update for the game, which will be bringing in new multiplayer features and 4K support for the Xbox One. The update is also said to launch on the same day.
Almost everything in the game will be available in the new cooperative multiplayer mode. The new feature, will allow players to group-up with friends or strangers and undertake a whole bunch of activities. This includes exploring the universe and attacking other teams to epic space battles. Shelters and complex colonies can be built and shared by all the players as well. The multiplayer mode will also allow players to build and customize race tracks to share them online with others.
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Murray said in his interview, “It’s the kind of game that myself and a lot of other people have always wanted to play in a multiplayer world.” Besides that, Murray didn’t share much details about the update, including what the player would look like.
The game currently has a multiplayer mode, but it isn’t very interactive. The new update has been anticipated for a long time and will certainly bring in a new experience for the space exploration game. The “NEXT” update is said to be available for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.