Developer Hello Games and publisher 505 Games today announced No Man's Sky Beyond, an upcoming free major update for the sandbox sci-fi title. The Beyond update will finally add the much-requested online multiplayer support to No Man's Sky.
Following No Man's Sky Next, which released last year, Beyond is the result of what initially were three separate updates combined into one.
"BEYOND’s multiplayer experience will change the way players come together and offer radical new ways to explore the universe. However, it will not require a subscription, will not contain micro-transactions and will be completely free for all existing players.", a press release reads.
No Man's Sky Beyond will also contain other features aside from online multiplayer support, with more details said to come in the following weeks.
Hello Games' Sean Murray took to the game's website to assure players that the studio will "continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future". The Next update did revitalize the game and saw the playerbase returning, following a disappointing launch. If No Man's Sky Beyond ends up building on what the game currently offers, especially with online multiplayer support, it might well be another step in the right direction.
No Man's Sky Beyond is currently scheduled for a Summer 2019 release.