No Man’s Sky Next Adds Multiplayer And Third Person Mode, Out Next Week

Hello Games have got round to explaining exactly you will be getting when the big Next update lands for No Man’s Sky. They have been working hard and added a third person mode, enhanced graphics, multiplayer, and many other features.


Here’s the lowdown on what you are getting on July 24th on PS4, Xbox One owners can pick up the game on August 9th.


  • Team-up with a small group of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travelers.
  • You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.
  • Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players.
  • Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.
  • Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.
  • Character customisation allows you to personalise your appearance.

Visual overhaul

  • The game is fully playable in third- or first- person, both on-foot and in ship.
  • Planetary rings and improved space visuals make space more beautiful than ever.
  • Dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds bring the environment to life.
  • Significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.

Unlimited base building

  • Bases can now be built anywhere on any planet.
  • Dramatically increased base-building complexity and size limits.
  • Hundreds of new base parts.
  • Own multiple bases.

Command freighters

  • Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter.
  • Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
  • Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship.
  • Invite your friends aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commission Station on your bridge.

Source: PS Blog

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  1. So much to take in, this update is huge! Next week is now officially known as NEXT week.

    • High praise! I haven’t touched NMS since before the first big update, I think it might be time to revisit now, if nothing else I can do that new story mode!

      • You’ve already got a lot to catch up on – base building, vehicles, 30 hour story, additional side missions, terrain manipulation, significant QoL changes to the menus/crafting, improved terrain and visuals – and that’s not even counting what’s coming NEXT!

        Additionally, Hello Games have said that even with NEXT, they are far from finished with NMS!

  2. I may have to dig my copy out this look’s great.

  3. Was always interested in this before it came out, the less than favorable reviews put me off..
    So my question now, is it worth buying it?
    I really like rebel galaxy (was on plus a while back), is the space side of things like that?

    • Each space-faring game has it’s own approach and Rebel Galaxy is very different to NMS. There are plenty of Let’s Play videos specifically dealing with the previous update, Atlas Rising so i’d start there to see if it appeals to you.

  4. thanks, will check those out

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