No Man’s Sky Next Update Looks Amazing, Lands July 24th

No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky

The eagerly anticipated, and appropriately named, Next update for No Man’s Sky drops July 24th, alongside the game’s release on Xbox One.

Today, we finally got some hard details about the Next update and also a trailer, which you can watch below.

Here are some details of the Next update, which is of course a free update, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog:


  • Team up a small team of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travellers.
  • You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.
  • Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players.
  • Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.
  • Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.
  • Character customisation allows you to personalise your appearance.

Visual Overhaul

  • The game is fully playable in third or first person, both on-foot and in ship.
  • Planetary rings and improved space visuals make space more beautiful than ever.
  • Dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds bring the environment to life.
  • Significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.

Unlimited Base Building

  • Bases can now be built anywhere on any planet.
  • Dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits.
  • Hundreds of new base parts.
  • Own multiple bases.

Command Freighters

  • Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter.
  • Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
  • Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship.
  • Invite your friends aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commision Station on your bridge.

Next will become available to download, as a free update, on PC and PS4 on July 24th alongside the release of No Man’s Sky (with Next) on Xbox One.

Smith’s Sentiment: I’ve recently gotten into No Man’s Sky, and I’ve been enjoying it. This update looks absolutely amazing. Hello Games took a lot of crap, and rightfully so, when the game first launched, but you have to give the team credit for turning the game around and making it be as special as it was initially promised. If you’re not playing No Man’s Sky, now might be a good time to start.

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Gary is Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Vortainment. He's usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. He likes to play video games, watch movies, wrestling and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

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