Hello Games has released a new trailer for their extensive reworking of No Man’s Sky, simply called NEXT. The big update will release next week on July 24th on PC, PS4 and will coincide with the new Xbox One release.

The history of No Man’s Sky’s is nothing short of a miracle in the gaming scene. An advertising campaign building immense hype – with a lot of help by Sony, a disastrous game launch and a subsequent reversal of public opinion by continuous developer support and updates, led to No Man’s Sky getting a second birth of sorts.

After all, the new No Man’s Sky, players will be getting come next week, is an almost entirely different experience than what we got at launch, exactly two years ago. The three major game updates Hello Games has put out – Foundation, Path Finder and Atlas Rises – look almost small compared to the final and biggest update yet, No Man’s Sky NEXT.

The upcoming NEXT Update aims to finally deliver the long-awaited promise of multiplayer to No Man’s Sky’s infinite space-sim, among a slew of other changes and updates. The standout among those being without a doubt the option to play the game in either a first-person or third-person view, as is shown extensively in the new trailer.

Here is more info on the new update.


  • Team up a small team of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travelers.
  • You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.
  • Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players.
  • Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.
  • Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.
  • Character customisation allows you to personalise your appearance.

Visual Overhaul

  • The game is fully playable in third or first person, both on-foot and in ship.
  • Planetary rings and improved space visuals make space more beautiful than ever.
  • Dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds bring the environment to life.
  • Significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.

Unlimited Base Building

  • Bases can now be built anywhere on any planet.
  • Dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits.
  • Hundreds of new base parts.
  • Own multiple bases.

Command Freighters

  • Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter.
  • Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
  • Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship.
  • Invite your friends aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commision Station on your bridge.

A truly impressive update which easily could have become a new game on its own. So, it’s very nice that previous owners of No Man’s Sky will receive all these new additions as a free update, while Xbox One users will receive No Man’s Sky with all updates already included when the game releases for their console on July 24th for the first time.