No Man’s Sky, the space survival game, keeps surprising. After everyone claimed it to be dead at release, the game redeemed itself with a substantial free update in No Man’s Sky Next. Now, we’re getting an even bigger update with No Man’s Sky Beyond.
In a recent post on the game’s website, Hello Games founder Sean Murray talked about No Man’s Sky Beyond, and what it will include.
Originally, Beyond was meant to be three separate patches, much like the previous content the game has received. However, Hello Games decided to combine the three into the massive Beyond update. For now, they talk only about the first portion of the update – No Man’s Sky Online that will include “a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together.”
The developer continued by mentioning that while it does have a lot of recognizable MMO features and elements, they do not consider MNS Online to be an MMO since it is completely free, without any subscription needed for existing players.
No Man’s Sky saw some harsh criticism upon release, after Murray promised a lot of extensive features that were nowhere to be found at launch. Since then, it received free updates regularly, adding vehicles, bases, multiplayer and various improvements that slowly but surely turned into the game Hello Games had in mind.
While players thought that Hello Games would stop with the free releases after the release on No Man’s Skys Next update, Murray and his team proved us wrong.
We still don’t know much about Beyond’s other two parts, but that should change in the coming weeks.
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