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No Man's Sky Beyond Announced

The No Man's Sky Website announces No Man's Sky Beyond as the next chapter in No Man's Sky, saying this will bring expanded multiplayer support to the procedurally generated space game this summer in an update that will be free for all existing players. They call this "a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together." But they also stress that this will not make the game into an MMOG, and that it will involve no subscription fees and no microtransactions. Sean Murray tweets about the news, saying there will be two additional updates in No Man's Sky Beyond beyond No Man's Sky Online, promising more information "soon." In the meantime, they offer this very short teaser trailer along with the following announcement:
We know that there is a lot of hunger out there for news and updates on No Manís Sky. We wanted to share some information from behind the scenes.

Our next chapter will be called No Manís Sky: Beyond, coming Summer 2019.

Each chapter for No Manís 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 Manís Sky Online.

No Manís 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 donít consider No Manís Sky to be an MMO Ė it wonít require a subscription, wonít 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 weíve 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 weíve been working ridiculously hard on. Weíll continue to support No Manís Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.

Itís unexpected but so rewarding to see so many accolades and nominations for No Manís 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.