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Multiplayer is Finally Coming to No Man's Sky… Sort of

Multiplayer is Finally Coming to No Man's Sky… Sort of

"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. With all the new features, however, the biggest aspect of this update is likely the additions to No Man's Sky's story mode.

While the details regarding it are still surrounded in mystery, some users have managed to discover other players online leading to a curious test to see if they are able to interact with each other. It will also bring in the ability to quickly travel in between places using portals.

KitGuru Says: This update for No Man's Sky sounds huge but obviously, this studio has over promised and under delivered in the past so many will remain sceptical until the proof is shown. It includes 30 hours of newly contextualized and branching story ("the fabric of existence is starting to falter"), functional portals (their activation apparently has something to do with the arrival of a new race), completely overhauled galactic economics and conflict (star systems have economic classifications) and improved navigation, including your journey tracked from beginning to end instead of being systematically truncated.

New maintenance interactions mean that mining harvesters need to be repaired/maintained and plants need to be nurtured, adding further depth to this area of the game.

The first and the foremost thing is: whether players should start a new game after installing Update 1.3?

You can read the full patch notes on the No Man's Sky website.

The variety and visual quality of planetary biomes has been improved. Either way, Hello Games is going to have a lot of making up to do with the gaming community if it wants us to forgive them for No Man's Sky.

New mission and faction system is being introduced, allowing players to accept procedurally generated missions from Space Stations. NPC guilds have been added with reputation standing, objective, and rewards.

Joint Exploration brings basic multiplayer support to the game. There's now a mission system, new ships, interstellar trading and oh so much more. But no, joint exploration turns out to be actual (if rudimentary) cooperative play, in which players physically float around next to each other, and can explore the galaxy together.


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