The No Man’s Sky: Beyond update will launch on August 14, developer Hello Games announced.
Here is an overview of the update, via Hello Games:
Beyond will contain three major updates rolled into one larger free release. These changes are a mix of features we’ve been dreaming of for a while, and a reaction to how we have seen folks playing since the release of NEXT.
An expanded online experience will bring a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together.
Meanwhile VR support will bring the entire game experience to life in virtual reality. Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation, and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your VR peers. Anything possible in No Man’s Sky, NEXT, or any other update will soon be ready and waiting as an immersive and enriched VR experience.
Beyond will be our most ambitious chapter so far, and something we’ve been working ridiculously hard on. We’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way for the foreseeable future.
We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks, there’s a bunch more to talk about and can’t wait to join you in playing August 14.
No Man’s Sky is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Watch a new teaser trailer below.