The most recent update for No Man’s Sky, Next, was supposed to drop on all platforms early on July 24th. So far, it’s been released on everything but PC. At the same time, a 50% sale has been put in place on Steam.
The Next (1.5) update for No Man’s Sky has promised to deliver a handful of features that players have been asking for since 2016. The biggest additions are things like true multiplayer, ring worlds (like Saturn), player customization, and limitless base building among a plethora of other new features and fixes. Players will also have the option to own and command a fleet of freighters and build multiple bases on multiple planets. Read more about the update, including the full patch notes here.
Next was supposed to release across all platforms early on July 24th, but so far has only released on consoles. No official statements have been released at the time of writing to indicate what’s causing the delay. However, last-second hotfixing seems to be the likely culprit.
As of right now, SteamDB is showing a total of 6 changes to NMS in the past day, 2 of which have happened within the past few hours. With any luck, that’s a sign the update should be coming sooner than later.
If nothing else, now is the time to buy if you’ve been on the fence and don’t want to pay full price. The 50% off sale on Steam brings the price down to about $30 which is a pretty good deal.
Moving forward, Hello Games plans on bringing new content and community events on a weekly basis – all of this content will be completely free and microtransaction free as stated in a recent update on their site.
“A little while after the release of No Man’s Sky NEXT, Hello Games has planned its first season of weekly content and community events.”
So, are you stuck waiting for NMS to update? Well, you’re not alone! As soon as something changes, I’ll update this page with the news.