The latest launch trailer for No Man’s Sky BEYOND shows off exciting new features, including a multiplayer social hub called the Nexus.
BEYOND is the culmination of 12 months of work on what was originally going to be 3 large separate updates.
The more we got into development however, the more those individual pieces started to coalesce and become interdependent on each other.
Virtual Reality is cool and a major undertaking for a procedurally generated universe, but virtual reality becomes all the more enjoyable and immersive when you’re playing with friends, be they VR players or not.
Bringing the social multiplayer enhancements we wanted to make together with VR seemed not only desirable and natural but unstoppable.
No Man’s Sky BEYOND is expected to launch as a free update, for all platforms, on August 14th.
Source: Sean Murray via Hello Games Blog