No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July

Hello Games announces that multiplayer support is coming to No Man's Sky as the free No Man's Sky NEXT update in July. This will be for all owners when the Xbox One version of the game launches on July 24th in North America and July 27th in Europe. The space exploration game already includes limited multiplayer support, but now they are committing to the kind of interaction that was supposed to be part of the original release. Here's a video interview with Sean Murray on the topic, and here are all the details:
Today we are letting people know that you’ll be able to play No Man’s Sky as a full multiplayer experience with your friends in NEXT. We wanted to share our new cover art too.

We are also announcing the release date. No Man’s Sky NEXT is coming as a free update to PC and PS4 on July 24th. Xbox One launches on July 24th.

We were delighted by the reaction to NEXT, even though we just shared the name so far, it means so much to see that people were already pumped about it. The reaction to coming to Xbox and weGame was really lovely too. I am excited for new players to be able to play such an expanded game from the start, as well as experienced players having a fresh experience.

We’ve been playtesting multiplayer for the last 6 months, and the game has evolved into a very new experience that we think the community will enjoy.

You’ll be able to explore the universe with a small group of friends, or bump into random travelers. You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive. Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players. Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies. Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.

That’s always been the potential I think everyone could see in what we were making, it’s been a lot of hard work, but thanks to the team and the community we are so glad to finally able to make it a reality.

Something I’ve learned is that I much prefer making games to talking about them. I avoid it as much as I can now, but I had to do my first interview in a couple of years with Inside Xbox to talk a little bit about NEXT, which you can see here:

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Ravor wrote on May 20, 2018, 12:21:
Beamer wrote on May 19, 2018, 19:45:
don't just blindly believe the word of some dude.

It's not "some dude" - don't be stupid.
Nope, it's just a dude. In the immortal words of DSmart
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...but don't be surprised if we don't uphold them
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Beamer wrote on May 19, 2018, 19:45:
don't just blindly believe the word of some dude.

It's not "some dude" - don't be stupid.
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Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July May 19, 2018, 19:45
May 19, 2018, 19:45
 
KXMode bought it based on his own ignorance. Sorry, man, all the information was out there before launch. Everything you complain about was known. No multiplayer? Yes, they claimed it would have it in the years before launch, but not the months. The box art clearly said no multiplayer.

This was a bad purchase by you. Your anger needs to be at least partly on yourself for not doing basic research.

Why did no one else here buy it expecting multiplayer that didn't exist? Probably because we need evidence to believe something, and don't just blindly believe the word of some dude.
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May 19, 2018, 15:02
 
Kxmode, it's a game and not repeated performance, being their first time out. If you had any patience to wait and see, you wouldn't have been fooled. It seems your personality can betray you. Now we have people who waited, got in much cheaper and with more of a complete game, they seem more satisfied. Their trait paid dividends.
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jdreyer wrote on May 19, 2018, 02:21:

Aren't devout Xians supposed to be forgiving?

Have you played it since launch? Just curious.
Thanks for pointing out the average cultists hypocrisy and making my day.

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May 19, 2018, 06:28
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jdreyer wrote on May 19, 2018, 02:21:
Kxmode wrote on May 18, 2018, 23:33:
Prez wrote on May 18, 2018, 11:45:
Sounds like Murray might have actually learned something. That, or he is aping the Peter Molyneux cycle of wild promises/apolgies/vows of silence/talk a bunch of nonsense.

The only thing he learned is not to wear plaid for interviews. Plaid is associated with an "awww, shucks" college-bro persona. He replaced it with white. His new "I'm serious" persona. He's a sham in every way. Do not trust a word he says. In his mind everything he says is true, even the lies.

Most gamers have extreme short term memory. People are going to forget what this guy did and praise him for his brilliant game and other such nonsense. I'll have none of it.

Aren't devout Xians supposed to be forgiving?

Have you played it since launch? Just curious. I had a ton of fun.

Also, if you played it, I'd jump back in so we could meet somewhere.

Please don't call me a Xian. That's not even a real word.

I didn't give him a donation or charity. It was a business transaction based on a lie. I can call him out as long as I want until I feel I've gotten my $60 worth because he sure didn't give me a $60 game at launch.
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Kxmode wrote on May 18, 2018, 23:33:
Prez wrote on May 18, 2018, 11:45:
Sounds like Murray might have actually learned something. That, or he is aping the Peter Molyneux cycle of wild promises/apolgies/vows of silence/talk a bunch of nonsense.

The only thing he learned is not to wear plaid for interviews. Plaid is associated with an "awww, shucks" college-bro persona. He replaced it with white. His new "I'm serious" persona. He's a sham in every way. Do not trust a word he says. In his mind everything he says is true, even the lies.

Most gamers have extreme short term memory. People are going to forget what this guy did and praise him for his brilliant game and other such nonsense. I'll have none of it.

Aren't devout Xians supposed to be forgiving?

Have you played it since launch? Just curious. I had a ton of fun.

Also, if you played it, I'd jump back in so we could meet somewhere.
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DrSquick wrote on May 18, 2018, 21:21:
I know people love to hate this game, but I bought it for about $20 or maybe even less in this past Winter, and I thought it was a very fun chill game if you like exploring, crafting, and mining. I understand it was WAAAAY oversold, but if you go into it expecting a $20 game, I thought it was a very nice game to play while watching Netflix or a stream.

Bought it 1.5 years after launch, and put in 140 hours. Tons of fun.
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 Kxmode
 
Prez wrote on May 18, 2018, 11:45:
Sounds like Murray might have actually learned something. That, or he is aping the Peter Molyneux cycle of wild promises/apolgies/vows of silence/talk a bunch of nonsense.

The only thing he learned is not to wear plaid for interviews. Plaid is associated with an "awww, shucks" college-bro persona. He replaced it with white. His new "I'm serious" persona. He's a sham in every way. Do not trust a word he says. In his mind everything he says is true, even the lies.

Most gamers have extreme short term memory. People are going to forget what this guy did and praise him for his brilliant game and other such nonsense. I'll have none of it.
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Is the ending still a huge disappointment? To be fair I'm not sure what a satisfying ending would be for a game like this.
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I know people love to hate this game, but I bought it for about $20 or maybe even less in this past Winter, and I thought it was a very fun chill game if you like exploring, crafting, and mining. I understand it was WAAAAY oversold, but if you go into it expecting a $20 game, I thought it was a very nice game to play while watching Netflix or a stream.
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May 18, 2018, 19:30
 
Don't you mean
No Man's Sky FINALLY

007Bistromath wrote on May 18, 2018, 15:55:
Given that this was supposed to be a key feature from the beginning, I would think a better name for this would be No Man's Sky PREVIOUS.
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jdreyer wrote on May 18, 2018, 16:19:
That's my concern. I thought it was cool to bump into someone and watch what they were doing without being able to interact with them or worry they might gank you.

You say that like it's a bad thing. Oh wait, you said gank.

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I have a friend that named a planet after himself, somewhere in that game. Exciting.
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UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on May 18, 2018, 14:11:
Sounds nice, hope it works well. Just wonder if multiplayer will be a new game mode, like survival or creative, or if it will replace the current solo campaign.

Hope its a new mode because it’d be nice to play alone when you want or with friends when you want.

That's my concern. I thought it was cool to bump into someone and watch what they were doing without being able to interact with them or worry they might gank you.
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Given that this was supposed to be a key feature from the beginning, I would think a better name for this would be No Man's Sky PREVIOUS.
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Sounds nice, hope it works well. Just wonder if multiplayer will be a new game mode, like survival or creative, or if it will replace the current solo campaign.

Hope its a new mode because it’d be nice to play alone when you want or with friends when you want.
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"Now you and a friend can be bored to death in a game where everything you do doesn't mater".

actually from the video it does look like they've been adding content to the game but the core is still like a 1970's made for TV sci-fi series. Not that there's anything wrong with that if that's your bag.
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Sounds like Murray might have actually learned something. That, or he is aping the Peter Molyneux cycle of wild promises/apolgies/vows of silence/talk a bunch of nonsense.
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What an asshole. "Free" update, like they're doing you a favor when it was supposed to be part of the original game to begin with.
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