Hello Games, the developer behind the space exploration title No Man Sky, announced today that the game's biggest update will arrive later this summer along with a launch on the Xbox One. Details on the update, at that the company refers to as No Man's Sky NEXT, are scarce. It will be free, as previous updates such as Atlas Rises last year, which introduced the planetary fast trip, land vehicles and the construction of bases. But beyond that, we do not know what the update will imply.
"We call this update NEXT, because it's an important step in a longer journey for us and the community," writes Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray. "We have been working on this and it is by far our biggest update so far, it will be free for existing players, and we will continue to support No Man Sky in this way for the foreseeable future."
"We've been working on this and it's our biggest update so far."
To be released on the Microsoft console for the first time – the game has been an exclusive PlayStation 4 console since its launch in August 2016 – Murray says that No Man's Sky will be improved for the Xbox One X with HDR and support 4K Xbox gamers will get the full set of game expansion, including updates from Foundation, Pathfinder and Atlas Rises. Murray says the game will also be released in China on Tencent's WeGame platform. "From Atlas Rises, China is our second largest region for No Man's Sky players, so we're excited to be able to back it up more," Murray writes.
"We have learned a lot in recent years, faster than we would have wished, I would love to avoid talking altogether and simply doing things that people can play, but we knew that this was going to leak anyway, and I think they are news that should make many people happy, "concludes Murray.
Of course, Murray refers to the developing journey of the rollercoaster No Man's Sky, from the immense anticipation before the launch to the post-launch controversy about the expectations of unsatisfied players and now approximately 18 months after the launch , at a time when No Man's Sky is in a much more robust way. We do not know what NEXT will offer, but Hello Games has accumulated an impressive track record to keep its universe simulator alive. So, whatever the update probably brings another significant change to the product in constant evolution.
Murray included some screenshots with the ad, but we will have to wait until a later date to get more specific details about what to expect.
Image: Hello Games
Image: Hello Games