No Man's Sky Multiplayer Arrives in Free Update to Game

Joint exploration shows other players as orbs

"No Man's Sky" was largely anticipated in August a year ago, but as the game did not live up to the hype for many players, Hello Games received a lot of criticism, some even involved death threats as well as attempts to hack the website. Just over 12 months since launch, the game awaits its imminent Atlas Rises update-and Hello Games has now announced what we can expect.

In Atlas Rising, players will find a brand new 30-hour story campaign, procedurally generated missions, and a weird sort of multiplayer mode that'll finally bring other players into the game. Hello Games added that more details regarding update 1.3 will be released once it goes live, which is likely happening this week. Now, however, a new, and free, update for the game is set to arrive which will bring new content to the game as well as addressing the fan complaints.

Discover the truth behind the Abandoned Building logs, the World of Glass, the Sentinels, the Redemption of the Gek, and the meaning of sixteen... On top of everything listed above, the update also unlocks ancient portals that can be used to quickly jump between planets and bases, improves space combat, adds the ability to cruise above the surface of a planet in low flight and, perhaps most importantly, gives players the ability to meet and interact with each other in-game for the first time.

We're also seeing the beginning stages of a multiplayer system being put into place with Atlas Rising.


"Visualised by odd floating orbs, up to 16 players can see and communicate with one another, and explore the universe together", Hello Games explains on its website. Is No Man's Sky actually what one might call a video game now, or is it still a odd space sandbox with nothing of effect to do?

Check out the new update trailer below. While interaction is limited, players who run into one another will be able to communicate via proximity based voice chat.

The full details (if you can call them that) of the update are on the official site.

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