No Man's Sky - Exploring a 60s-Scifi-cover themed universe (post-release thread)

#4103

This is for sure. I’ve had many games I bounced off of become my favorites in the long run, running the gamut from Final Fantasy Tactics or Final Fantasy VII all the way to more recent stuff like Hand of Fate 2 or… well, No Man’s Sky I suppose is a good example! :)

#4104

It’s a special game, glad you’ve finally seen the light! :)

#4105

Youtube knows your needs better than you.

#4106

Beyond update coming Summer 2019. Introducing No Man’s Sky Online with a major focus on multiplayer and social aspects.

I’m less interested since I like my lonely solipsistic NMS experience struggling for survival on harsh alien planets, but this might be exactly what others are waiting for.

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.

Thank you so much,
Sean

#4107

Question is, are they going P2P like Elite, or server-based? If it’s server-based, how can they possibly afford the costs (even with their current millions)? And if it’s P2P, the multiplayer will still be very limited.

#4108

Depends on what they’re going to do. They can do a hybrid system like Warframe, where you have servers which can help link players up but once they’re off on a mission it becomes strictly P2P.

With how large the procedural universe is, I don’t think there’d be a need for a server-based MMO setup where everyone is playing “on the server”, but who knows. I think we’ll have a better idea once we know what it is they’re wanting to do.

#4109

Its still a great game but multiplayer is of zero interest to me. I just hope you can opt out of all of it. I just want to explore a universe.

#4110

Same; but online is only one third of the update, so there’s more to be announced yet. :)

#4111

I think NMS’s gameplay is still lacking purpose. Multiplayer provides it with the additional purpose of just hanging out with friends, but as far as I understand, that’s already available with people you know.

#4112

Same 45

#4113

As part of the new update, they’re adding full VR support on PS4 and Steam.

#4114

Oh hell yeah! Now we are talking!

#4115

That’s really awesome! Can’t wait to try it out.

#4116

That is great news! WOO WOOOOO

#4117

I don’t own any VR and have had little interest up to this point, but if there is one game to make me reconsider that position, it is this one.

#4118

I’m not sure if I’d invest in any VR setups, but that is cool. I think it’s a great fit for the game, I just have no confidence I’d get much use of any current VR hardware aside from this to make it worth the cost.

#4119

To be honest, that is likely where I would end up too. Definitely nice for those that already have setups though.

#4120

Honestly if I’d have impulse bought a psvr, NMS would have been exactly what I would have wanted for it.

But since I didn’t, I have to say that the majority of the available VR games for it have looked pretty disappointing.

On the pc side, more variety but higher cost and generally the same lack of amazing experiences aside from a few outliers.

Shame really, but I’m still excited about more tasty updates regardless. I always binge awhile after they add more cool stuff.

#4121

Well, the blog post mentions that they’re doing a PSVR/NMS bundle for the occasion of this release. I’m actually tempted, but that means I’d have to start all my progress over- I’m playing on Xbone. And that doesn’t sound appealing. I really wish MS had brought their Mixed Reality thing to the Xbox with the X.

#4122

Wow. This is a huge win for PSVR. Sony is killing it this generation.