First details on No Man’s Sky Beyond, the huge new expansion coming to the PS4 sci-fi adventure this summer

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First details on No Man’s Sky Beyond, the huge new expansion coming to the PS4 sci-fi adventure this summer

Hello Games is rolling three massive updates into one expansion, starting with No Man's Sky Online

Hello everyone. We know that there is a lot of hunger out there for news and updates on No Man’s Sky. We wanted to share some information from behind the scenes. Our next chapter will be called No Man’s Sky Beyond, coming Summer 2019.

Each chapter for No Man’s Sky has been more successful than the last. Thanks to our community, NEXT – our large release last year – was especially so. It went on to bring enjoyment to millions of new players, and it helped to change the legacy of this game we care so much about.

Earlier this year, whilst working on our roadmap of three future updates, we decided we wanted to interweave their features, and had a vision for something much more impactful.

We are excited to announce that Beyond will contain those three major updates rolled into one larger free release.

The first component of Beyond we are announcing today is No Man’s Sky Online.

No Man’s Sky Online includes a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together.

Whilst this brings people together like never before, and has many recognisable online elements, we don’t consider No Man’s Sky to be an MMO – it won’t require a subscription, won’t contain microtransactions, and will be free for all existing players.

These changes are an answer to how we have seen people playing since the release of NEXT, and is something we’ve dreamed of for a long time.

We will talk more about each component when we know we can be precise, and look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.

Beyond will be our most ambitious chapter so far, and something we’ve been working ridiculously hard on. We’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.

It’s unexpected but so rewarding to see so many accolades and nominations for No Man’s Sky as Best On-going or Most Evolved this year. To some NEXT may have felt like a natural end-point for our journey, but for us it was another step on a longer voyage.

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  • A ver para cuando VR, es lo que le falta al juego, iba a ser épico con las psvr

    • Estaría bastante bien con VR, puede que lo tengan en cuenta para la próxima actualización. A ver si le mando de nuevo al juego y le cojo el tranquillo, o eso, o me estoy haciendo viejo ?

  • Ive had fun with No Man´s Sky since release, even with the bs they pulled. But with each update, it gets even more fun. Looking forward to diving into it again this summer :)

  • Fair play to them, Personally speaking i would jump back in if it ever got VR support. This game would be mesmerising in VR. One can dream.

  • I expect this game in psVR, It can be brutal

  • “Whilst this brings people together like never before, and has many recognisable online elements, we don’t consider No Man’s Sky to be an MMO – it won’t require a subscription, won’t contain microtransactions, and will be free for all existing players.”

    Good stuff. :)

  • How refreshing that we are six comments in, and no boring little nobody has announced how much they hate NMS and how Hello Games ripped everyone off. The most boring, pointless posts on the Internet. Well done everyone. I can’t wait to jump back in.

  • Wow more than 2 years and this broken game is still not fixed. At least they’re not selling that unfinished crap with a AAA price tag anymore. But why would they, they’ve already paid back that Sony loan they used for false advertising, and are currently sitting on the 30M £ profit they cheesed out of gamers. Funny how Murray already created another company called Hello Dev which has exactly 1£ in the bank.

    • What are you talking about?

    • What’s not fixed? It’s pretty much above and beyond what they set out to do now.

    • dont feed the trolls

      Yeah it had a shabby start but he more than made up for it, could it have done with releasing a year later, yes, but for all we know it was sony pushing them to release before it was fully ready, if you really wanna hate keep it to the big boys like ea

    • Byteflare, I’d bet anything you’ve not even played it, you silly boy. Grow up, move along. Get over it.

    • your ASPD is showing, again. fun thing is, according to your profile and trophies, you haven’t even played it more than a few hours. yet here you are, again, attacking me for voicing my opinion.

    • It’s a boring, pointless, unimportant opinion. And the fact you took time checking my profile is absolutely hilarious. It makes no difference how much of the game I’ve played, I’m not the one trotting out the same yawnsome opinion every time a need update for the game drops. You don’t like it? Cool man. This post isn’t for you. Move along. Get over it. You are boring. Off you go.

      EDIT : And of course, you’ve not played it at all. Too funny.

    • I knew the first whiny **** would be american. You guys are responsible for Trump, nobody really care if you like stuff, you never do. Stay a hater.

    • You are definitely right about that and I don’t why people are defending it or are just ignoring that part. This game should NEVER have been 60 quid on Steam and PS4. I remember when the price was announced in the March of its release year and I lost all interest instantly. I observed all the hilarity that ensued with what happened with the game moments before and months after its launch. But it made not one bit of difference to me because of that RIDICULOUS price for a game by such a small team.

      And then it released on Xbone last year, around 2 years later, and they had the privilege of paying 50 quid for the game lol. Like it wasn’t every clear at this stage that the game was nothing like its original showcases.

    • I am amazed that after all this time people are still moaning about the release state and promises made for this game. I firmly believe that Sean Murray got carried away with himself and was not protected from the press by his PR management (or lack there of). He admitted that he made mistakes in an interview and said he would not speak again. True to his promise he has faded in to the background and let the updates to NMS speak. All the updates have been free and made huge differences to the game. This development team is small and not a AAA developer with loads of cash behind them but they have continued to plough time and money into improving their game. I am interested to see if Fallout 76 gets the love, attention and free updates as NMS has got so far.

      But for some people such as Byteflare they will never allow even a small amount admiration for a company that has taken great steps to redeem their mistakes. I have made mistakes and over-promised in my work but have been lucky enough to have people forgive and forget but my mistakes were not made in public for which I am so glad.

    • Are you saying that this “broken” and “unfinished crap” has made £30 million profit since release? That’s a lot of profit for an absolute flop!

      This game has given me tens of hours of enjoyment, i don’t know if you can check exactly how many. Its updated very frequently, more recently with massive updates.

      I joined later, maybe that’s what helps. When I joined you had the pathfinder update and base building in place.

      Seems to me that there were errors and mistakes on release that have been fully rectified and more since.

      Like I say I didn’t see the first version, but after experiencing how you trolls have ripped into fallout 76, i can only guess you have extremely over exaggerated the problems here too.

      My copy of this game broke, physically I mean, but I shall spend MORE money to replace it in the summer.

      If you don’t like it, dont play it. Leave it at that.

    • Ok, so how many hours do you have in the game and whats your psn name?

    • @andrewsqual, if the size of the development team equates to the price you should have to pay for a game in your head, you’ve got bigger issues than being an Internet troll.

    • The game is nothing like release version at all. It’s already a great game before this patch.

  • Absolutely incredible support for a beautiful game.

  • If it was fully VR then i’d have real reason to jump in again.

  • I might buy this game now for PC. Is it a completely different game now? Because when it was released it was a mess and had zero content.

    • Well it can’t be 60 quid anymore that is for sure.

    • Grinding simulator with wierd giraffe-mammoth-duck hybrid like animals. maaden_swe approved. true story.

    • It didnt have zero content, I had alot of fun with it and found alot of stuff to do, lots of secrets in this game. Gotta get better at gaming, dont blame the developer for your lack of skill

    • LOL! ? You must be a hardcore tryhard defender! This game was a fail on release, don’t be that blind man. On consoles it was unplayable. Between 20-25 frames/second. You has to be undemanding if* you’ve enjoyed the slideshow. That’s not content if the game asks you to farm something then sell, then do it again. Murray brainwashed you, because all the lies he told weren’t in the game.

    • I didn’t get hugely involved with the hype, but I enjoyed it when it was released. It was relaxing and had a strangely haunting isolation to it that was unique. I think a lot of people let their expectations get the better of them and have simply not been able to move past that. I find it odd that people are still so passionate about that release after so much time has passed. I think some people may need to learn to adjust.

      Me, I still love No Man’s Sky and have done all along. I think what that small team accomplished at launch, and even more so what they’ve accomplished since, was frankly astonishing. Despite what the trolls think, No Man’s Sky is one-of-a-kind gaming and Hello Games should be applauded for that. Anything else is just butthurt rejectionism from kids who have been spoilt be AAA-games and maybe need to grow up a bit.

      I’ll see you all in space when the next update drops!

  • I love space games with lots of cosmetic and stats strengthening customization :)

  • No Man’s Sky turned out great already a year ago, and they have done a wonderful job on it.

    NMS is nothing like release version at all. It’s like a new game today.

    Still a prime example of a game that were released 2 years too early, but that’s the publishers fault.

  • I’d pay for VR content.

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