No Man’s Sky is not the same game that I sat down and reviewed three years ago. Every update since it has release has changed the game for the better. It has grown and improved so much that it would be unfair to look back on my original review when deciding whether to buy the game or not. Alas, that’s the world we live in now. Gone are the days when a game releases and that’s how it stays. Games can change drastically with a few decent updates, and that’s exactly what has happened to Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky.
The next big update to hit the open-universe exploration game is BEYOND, and it’s coming next week on August 14th. The update brings the long-rumoured PSVR support, meaning that if you’ve got a PSVR headset, you’ll be able to play the entire game in virtual reality – something I wanted since the first time I put my PSVR on my head. Best of all, it’s completely free.
The BEYOND update brings new features for everyone, too, not just PSVR owners. One of the big things that just got announced today was the inclusion of a new social zone where you can show off your ship and character to other real-life players. The new social zone is dubbed ‘the Nexus’ and it’s here that you’ll be able show off all the hard work you’ve done, as well as check out what other players have been creating.
There’s a brand new launch trailer up above that gives us our first look at the new Nexus zone. Watching that trailer is weird. The game almost looks like a sequel to itself. If your copy of No Man’s Sky has long been flogged on eBay, you can get the digital edition at a decent price on the PlayStation Store this week as part of the PSN Summer Sale. Or you can pick up a cheap copy via Amazon if you really want to have a disc in your collection.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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