Hello Games’ huge procedural area exploration sim No Man’s Sky will come to the Xbox One later this year, following its summer time 2016 launch on the PC and PS4, the corporate introduced this morning.
The 505 Games-published port, which can embody 4K and HDR graphics help on the Xbox One X, will comply with what Hello Games founder Sean Murray calls “by far our greatest replace to date” to the sport, referred to as No Man’s Sky NEXT. Hello Games is not detailing what particularly can be included within the upcoming free replace, due to launch this summer time, save for the few screenshots proven above.
“We are calling this No Man’s Sky NEXT as a result of it is a crucial subsequent step in a journey for No Man’s Sky, for Hello Games, and for our devoted group,” Murray stated in a press launch. “This journey is way from over, and it’s thrilling to be working once more on one thing you understand will shock individuals.”
NEXT would be the fourth main post-launch replace to No Man’s Sky, which largely failed to dwell up to galaxy-sized expectations at its August 2016 launch. Those post-launch updates, although, have rounded out the sport with necessary options like base-building, improved in-game pictures, joint exploration, and an expanded “marketing campaign” story to assist information gamers by a near-limitless cosmos.
“Really, thanks to the group, every earlier replace for No Man’s Sky has been extra profitable than the final,” Murray stated in an e-mail to Ars Technica. Calling final year’s Atlas Rises replace “an actual inflection level” for the sport, Murray stated, “this workforce has by no means stopped operating at dash tempo over the previous couple of years, so maybe it could have been tempting to cease after that. Surprisingly, although, it had the alternative impact on this workforce, and it emboldened us all to go additional and quicker.”
“We’ve discovered lots over the previous couple of years, quicker than we might have preferred,” Murray continued. “I’d love to keep away from speaking fully and simply make issues individuals can play, however we knew this was going to leak anyway, and I believe it’s information that ought to make loads of people blissful.”