No Man’s Sky Was Released Too Early
No Man’s Sky, an ambitious Space Exploration game, was released by a small team from Hello Games. Hello Games Founder and Lead Director, Sean Murray, released No Man’s Sky 2 years ago. This game is most known for the hype that Mr. Murray had built his game upon and Hello Game’s failure to keep development promises. Plagued with numerous promised and showcased features that never made it on launch. Therefore, Hello Games earned the ire of a large number of players. Player count on launch was around 157,000 players. Within 10 days, that number plummeted to just over 10,000 players. Hello Games could have cut their losses and abandoned their game, but they didn’t. Instead, they released several free updates that slowly improved their failed game. Thus getting it closer to the one Sean Murray promised.
No Man’s Sky Update “NEXT” Coming July 24th, 2018
Hello Games recently revealed details on their upcoming update “NEXT.” Gamers who haven’t completely abandoned the game noticed one major detail that Sean promised in the beginning…Real Multiplayer. Not floating orbs representing another player like in Fable 2. You can actually see other players and interact with them. Thus, we will see another new feature…3rd person view. No longer stuck in 1st Person, you can move the camera out and watch as your character traverses the dirt, grass, and water of countless alien planets. This goes for flying your spaceship as well.
What We Are Getting in the Update
- Team up a small team 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 customization allows you to personalize your appearance.
- 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.
- 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 Commision Station on your bridge.
No Man’s Sky’s “Galactic Hub” Community Will Likely Explode in Growth
For those who may not know, fans of No Man’s Sky have created their own “Hub” where they can meet and socialize. As a result of the NEXT update, they will be able to really make the hub something incredible. However, their current bases will likely be removed or non-functional like in previous updates. Past updates put their bases 20-30 feet in the air or buried in the ground. Some found their bases submerged underwater because the terrain was altered.
A group of players will be able to build an entire colony and share it with everyone. This feature and the dedication of many members of the Hub leave me excited to see what they create. We may see clusters of colonies built to make a large city network.
Update “NEXT” is not the end. This is just one more update among more planned.