The next huge update to No Man’s Sky is about to hit all platforms at the end of the month on July 24th. We do know that No Man’s Sky: NEXT will be a full multiplayer experience that opens up the nearly infinite worlds to multiple players at once along with a number of other improvements. Details are still forthcoming on what exactly No Man’s Sky: NEXT entails but publisher 505 Games did release a video that went through 11 huge improvements that have to NMS since its launch in 2016.
Here are 6 of the 100s of updates that have been made to No Man’s Sky that I find the most interesting:
- Updates that make deploying camps viable. These included deployable equipment, automatic harvesting, communication terminals and a signal scanner that can find mineral deposits.
- Ability for players to find uninhabited bases to use as their brand-new home base. Bases come in a modular structure allowing for decorations and other cosmetics.
- Purchasable freighters that players can use to traverse the galaxy. Freighters are able to transport good in bulk making trading a lot easier.
- A regenerating galaxy – loot, functioning economy and intra-system conflicts are able to regenerate across the galaxy. New technologies allow players to apply sorting filters to the galaxy map.
- While exploring the vast number of available worlds you might just the wreckage of a crashed freighter. Using terrain manipulator explorers can find valuable salvage and complete guild missions.
- Improved mission log – Mission tracking, the ability to view pending missions and an in-game mission guide was added with the Atlas Rising update.
No Man’s Sky originally launched on August 6th 2016 and since then has had three major updates – The Foundation Update, The Pathfinder Update and The Atlas Rising Update in the 2 years that have followed. With the upcoming July 24th of No Man’s Sky: NEXT players on Xbox One will be able to enter the infinitely explorable space simulation.