Hello Games announces another content campaign one year after Next. The first part of it is called No Mans Sky Online and should offer “radical new opportunities”.
It is quite remarkable how much Hello Games continued to stick to its concept after the controversial release of No Mans Sky and has been steadily improving the game. After last year’s big next update made many promises true, the new update called beyond in the summer should be the logical sequel.
The official arrival of No Man’s Sky Beyond indicates that Hello Games wants to submit a similarly rich content extension as it did a year ago. Especially the multiplayer aspect should be further developed. This will appear under the name No Man’s Sky Online as the first of three parts of the next update. The two other parts of Beyond will be presented in the next few weeks.
Hello Games CEO Sean Murray is not really in the announcement. What exactly we should think of as “radically new social and multiplayer experiences” remains open for the moment. Probably with the new update many more players will not only be shown as shining balls, even if they do not explicitly join our game. So far, this was only possible with a maximum of four players.
According to Murray, the innovations that accompany No Man’s Sky Online are answers to how gamers have been playing space games since the release of Next. The new update will not make No Man’s Sky an MMO. The update will be completely free and should not contain any microtransactions.