No Man's Sky NEXT Update Introduces Multiplayer, Launches in July

Andrew Cummings
May 18, 2018

No Man's Sky's Sean Murray made a lot of promises in the run up to its release in 2016, and it looks as though developer Hello Games is still working towards making some of them a reality. Murray also claimed that multiplayer changes the game from a solitary sci-fi experience to something more akin to the television series Battlestar Galactica. No Man's Sky is getting synchronous multiplayer in its next update.

Also new with the update is the ability to trim Game Capture videos from within the Guide. This doesn't allow you to take advantage of Discord's voice and text chat services, but it does allow Discord to show your Xbox One activity to your friends.

Murray broke the news during Microsoft's latest Inside Xbox livestream, stating that the new multiplayer will improve on the current system by allowing for more player interaction. Now you'll be able to play online and explore the galaxies with company. "You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive". This includes exploring the universe and attacking other teams to epic space battles. Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players. July 24, 2018, is when you'll be able to get your hands on the title on both the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. Previously the title was PlayStation 4 console exclusive title, as well as being available on PC.

A couple of months ago it was confirmed that No Man's Sky would be headed to the Xbox One, but no specific date was provided at that time.

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