Earlier this year, the team behind No Man’s Sky, Hello Games, announced that the biggest chapter of their space-exploration game was just on the horizon. Today the developers dropped a brief trailer announcing that No Man’s Sky: Beyond is touching down on August 14, 2019.
According to the developers’ official announcement, Beyond is “three major updates rolled into one larger free release”. One major element of the newest update is an improved multiplayer system within an expanded world that will really encourage players to explore and communicate with other players.
Another massive addition to the game included in No Man’s Sky: Beyond is VR capabilities. The developers painted an exciting picture of the endless possibilities in their announcement:
Meanwhile VR support will bring the entire game experience to life in virtual reality. Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation, and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your VR peers. Anything possible in No Man’s Sky, NEXT or any other update will soon be ready and waiting as an immersive and enriched VR experience.
Preview reviews of No Man’s Sky VR elements seem incredibly promising, and the team is still hard at work at making this addition a reality. This will be a free update for players who currently own the game, but, for those of you curious explorers, you still have time to grab the game before this exciting update goes live.
No Man’s Sky: Beyond will be available on August 14, 2019, and there is more exciting news on the way. So, keep coming back to The Nerd Stash for all of your nerdy news and needs.
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