Today, Hello Games announced that No Man’s Sky Next is deep in development as another free update for existing players on ‘PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system’ and PC, as well as launching on Xbox One. That’s right, No Man’s Sky is coming to the Xbox One. 505 Games will distribute the physical Xbox One version worldwide.
In the last 18 months, Hello Games and No Man’s Sky’s community of avid followers have continued to build out the game through 3 major updates (Foundation, Pathfinder, Atlas Rises) and dozens of smaller patches.
The game’s last update, Atlas Rises, was released last August and added up to 30 hours of story.
“We are calling this No Man’s Sky NEXT because it is an important next step in a journey for No Man’s Sky, for Hello Games and for our devoted community,” said Sean Murray, founder at Hello Games, in an email sent to GWW. “Each update for No Man’s Sky has been more successful than the last; this was especially true of our last update Atlas Rises. It emboldens the team to push ourselves further. This journey is far from over, and it’s exciting to be working again on something you know will surprise people.”
There hasn’t been much else revealed on what we can expect in the NEXT update, but I’m interested to see how the game looks running on the Xbox One X. Prior to this announcement No Man’s Sky was a PS4 console exclusive. The developers are expanding their reach by releasing on XBox One consoles as well. The Xbox version will come with Foundation, Pathfinder, Atlas Rises and NEXT from day-one, in 4K and HDR for Xbox One X.
2016 PS4 Launch Trailer:
Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, constant danger and action.
In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.
No Man’s Sky NEXT lands Summer 2018.
No Man’s Sky – Atlas Rises trailer: