No Man’s Sky: Beyond Delivers Expanded Multiplayer and VR This Month

Nathan Birch
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Hello Games has announced that No Man’s Sky: Beyond, the game’s latest big content drop that’s essentially three updates in one, will arrive later this month. For those who haven’t been keeping up, Beyond will greatly expand the game’s online multiplayer features, add the ability to play the game in VR, and more. You can check out a new No Man’s Sky: Beyond trailer, below.

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Here’s a quick teaser trailer for No Man’s Sky VR.

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 recognizable 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.

Meanwhile, VR support will bring the entire game experience to life in virtual reality. Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation, and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your VR peers. Anything possible in No Man’s Sky, NEXT or any other update will soon be ready and waiting as an immersive and enriched VR experience.

No Man’s Sky is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The Beyond update hits all platforms on August 14. Anybody out there still enjoying No Man’s Sky? Hello Games have really gone above and beyond to support and improve the game, and now that proper multiplayer is on the way, I feel like I may have to give the game another shot!

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