After the initial disastrous launch of No Man’s Sky, Sean Murray and his team at Hello Games have been quietly making the game better with free updates every few months or years. Their last few updates, The Atlas rises and NEXT – have done well according to them, as they’ve said on various occasions that with each free update, they’ve gotten even more sales on their game and also gotten more goodwill from the community.
In a series of tweets, Sean talks about how him and his team were overwhelmed with the response they got from the NEXT update of No Man’s Sky and how they thought they wouldn’t do a big update like that ever again – only to do a bigger update called Beyond which is now set to release on 14th August, 2019.
We looked at 3 planned updates for 2019, found them growing in size and their features were so much better together. We combined them into one huge update, Beyond, which launches August 14th (⌐■_■)— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 7, 2019
We think actions and patch notes are how we best communicate, but we knew we needed to announce VR early. We showed this trailer. We’re super proud of how the game works in VR pic.twitter.com/l8JgGVkliC— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 7, 2019
We recently showed the third component of our update to some press, you’ll be able to read about it closer to release. It’s not a single feature, it’s a few subtler things that are hard to make a trailer for, but we hope it’ll please a bunch of players— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 7, 2019
While the VR part of Beyond is self-explanatory, we still do not know much about the new online components that the upcoming update will bring into the game. According to Sean, however, we are going to slowly get more details about the update and what it’s bringing with it once we near the release date as some in the press already seem to have access to the new game components.
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