No Man’s Sky is Getting a Massive Update This Summer

No Man’s Sky is still going strong to this day. Just look at the game’s sub-reddit and you’ll find a thriving community of players sharing tips, tricks, as well as sharing gameplay experiences with their fellow explorers. For those who are still enjoying the great space-race, there’s good coming out of Hello Games. Great news, even.

Hello Games has announced that the next big update for No Man’s Sky is coming this summer. And it’s called NEXT, because Sean Murray obviously hates everyone who has to work with SEO, but whatever. There’s not much to say about the incoming update as of yet as Hello Games has only put out a brief statement on its website. The update reads:

Hello Everyone,

Our small team is working our socks off on the future of No Man’s Sky, but we wanted to share some news from behind the scenes.

Our upcoming update will be called No Man’s Sky NEXT, coming Summer 2018.

Really thanks to the amazing community, each update for No Man’s Sky has been more successful than the last. Atlas Rises, our most recent update, was especially so. That represented a real inflection point in the legacy of our game. This team has never stopped running at sprint pace over the last few years, so perhaps it would have been tempting to stop there. Surprisingly though it had the opposite effect on us, and it emboldened us all to go further and faster.

We called our upcoming update “NEXT”, because it’s an important next step on a longer journey for us and the community. It will be our biggest update so far, and something we’ve been working ridiculously hard on. This will be free to existing players, and we’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.

No Man’s Sky is also coming to Xbox One, which has long been hotly requested by patient Xbox fans. The Xbox version will come with Foundation, Pathfinder, Atlas Rises and NEXT from day-one, in 4K and HDR for Xbox One X. We are also bringing No Man’s Sky to WeGame, the Tencent Chinese platform. Since Atlas Rises, China is now our second biggest region for players, and we are delighted to be able to support our Chinese players further.

We know that there is a lot of hunger out there for news and updates on No Man’s Sky. We appreciate your patience, and we promise we are working hard to reward it.

Thank you so much,

Perhaps the bigger news here is that No Man’s Sky is finally getting a release on Xbox One after having only been available on PlayStation 4 and PC. Great news for Xbox peeps, including this writer who is still waiting on his Xbox One X delivery. Sorry. Not sorry. 

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