Today may prove to be one of the biggest days yet for UK based developer Hello Games and their science fiction exploration survival game No Man’s Sky. With a major update releasing today we will see adjustments to VR, improvements to the general quality of life, and a number of multiplayer enhancements such as improved lobbies, speech to text, and better fireteams.
But all of that pales in comparison to what else the update will allow—the ability to unite its players across all platforms! Can you say…Avengers Assemble!?!
In May, Hello Games announced their plans for No Man’s Sky cross-platform multiplayer support. In a previous announcement they said this regarding the change:
“We have been quietly reworking the networking back-end of the game to get all versions of the game onto one single multiplayer base,”
And starting today, June 11th, no matter what platform you use to play the space adventure, – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, GOG, Windows 10, or in VR – you’ll be able to meet in No Man’s Sky’s Nexus and assemble a ragtag crew to accomplish missions and casually explore the universe together (just look out for Xenomorphs!).
A Thank You of Sorts
As we mentioned, this is an experience Hello Games wanted to bring to No Man’s Sky for quite a while. And the latest patch notes confirms that cross-platform play will now be available. The cross-platform play has been a reward of sorts to the devoted community, as they expressed in the announcement:
“We’re lucky to have one of the nicest and most welcoming gaming communities there is, and it’s a delight to be able to allow them to play together.”
Ambitious as it may be, Hello Games knows what a significant achievement this is, “the first major moment of what will hopefully transpire to be an eventful summer for us and for the No Man’s Sky community”.
It’s safe to say that after today, No Man’s Sky’s reach will expand to the very edges of the ‘verse and the gaming community.
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