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No Mans Sky Next gets a new trailer ahead of July 24th release

I was one of the enthusiastic gamer’s who jumped on the original release of No Mans Sky, but who tailed off after a few weeks due to what I thought was an empty experience. However, Hello Games have continued to pour love into their development of the game and now we are on the cusp of the latest iteration of the space exploration game.

The No Mans Sky Next update will release on PS4 and will be free to all owners of the game. The Xbox One will get its debut release on the same day. The update includes the addition of multiplayer, improved graphics, and a third person mode. The new trailer shows off the multiplayer mode, with multiple explorers all on the same planet. No Mans Sky Next is now looking like the game we all wished for on its original release.

Hello Games have been quoted as saying “This is an incredibly important update for us, but it’s also just another step in a longer journey, and we’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.”

No Mans Sky Next launching on July 24th

I was one of those eager gamers who was sooooooo excited by the promise of No Man’s Sky when it launched in August 2016. I was also one of the gamers who was disappointed by what the game actually delivered, and soon moved on to other titles. Since that time Hello Games have been busily working on the game, releasing a number of quality of life updates until they have finally reached the point of No Man’s Sky Next.

On July 24th 2018, No Man’s Sky Next will release on PS4 and PC, and also make it’s debut on Xbox One. The Xbox version will come with Foundation, Pathfinder, Atlas Rises and NEXT from day-one, in 4K and HDR for Xbox One X. This new update promises “You’ll be able to explore the universe with your friends, or bump into random travellers. 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.”

Multiplayer will also make its No Mans Sky debut in Next, with Hello Games Sean Murray saying We’ve been playtesting multiplayer for the last six months, and the game has evolved into a very new experience that we think the community will enjoy.”

Are you excited for No Man’s Sky Next? Let TiX know in the comments below!

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No Man’s Sky is headed to Xbox

No Man’s Sky is the next title to make the jump onto Xbox One. Previously only available on PlayStation, Hello Games have plodded through update after update of its space exploration game, No Man’s Sky and the next one is going to be a big one, and one that sees the game launch onto Xbox One.

“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. “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.”

Releasing later this year, the Xbox One version will include all previously released content. First Crash Bandicoot, then Hellblade and now, No Man’s Sky – what will jump next onto Xbox?

Is No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox One?

Data-mined files and an interview with Hello Games head, Sean Murray, have revealed evidence that No Man’s Sky might be coming to Xbox One after all.

NeoGAF user, Dragonbain, posted screenshots and info from his data-mine of the Steam version of No Man’s Sky. It’s obviously full of potential spoilers, so if you check out the post then be warned, but also within the files are some interesting hints at an Xbox One version of the game.

The game’s Havok license – Havok being an industry physics engine that No Man’s Sky uses – includes licenses for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

No Man's Sky Xbox News

Additionally, in an interview with the Daily Star, Sean Murray says some interesting things regarding the question of PS4 exclusivity:

The Daily Star said:

So when we spoke to Hello Games Sean Murray, the man responsible for creating No Man’s Sky, we asked him and received a rather coy response for what we assumed was a very straightforward question.

In response Murray told us he wasn’t sure what he was “actually allowed to say” at the time, noting that he needed to be “very specific with my words”.

Before going any further though, Sony’s rep stepped in to move the interview along, explaining that at this time there was nothing more to add.

A Havok license typically costs around $25,000, so licensing it for a platform you don’t intend to release on seems unlikely. Although, if Sony jumped in with an offer for exclusivity after the license was already bought by Hello Games, this could of been factored into the payment they received from Sony.

Meanwhile, Sony publish the physical release of No Man’s Sky, but the digital release is self published by Hello Games, another hint that exclusivity may have a digital loophole for a timed exclusive.

However, despite this building evidence there’s still doubts. The data-mined files also contain PS3 and Xbox 360 related data, and the chances of No Man’s Sky hitting those console is slim-to-none.

In the end these files could all be leftover legacy files from when No Man’s Sky was in early development, but here’s hoping we see the title hit Xbox One in the near future.