No Man’s Sky Next Major Update Gets Release Date, Adds Multiplayer

No Man’s Sky will ship on Xbox One with a “full multiplayer experience.”

No Man’s Sky’s fourth major update, NEXT, is launching for free on all platforms, including the new Xbox One version, on July 24. The Xbox One version will launch with the “full multiplayer experience” headed to PC and PlayStation 4 as well.

Director Sean Murray joined the stage at the Inside Xbox event to go over No Man’s Sky’s new multiplayer and co-op features. According to Murray, players will be able to team up with small or large groups or friends or just come across random travelers in multiplayer, teaming up to survive or attacking other players. Players can build bases together in a shared online universe, partake in aerial dogfighting in space, race vehicles, and even build custom racetracks for friends.

Watch Sean Murray explain the multiplayer update below.

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“We have a much broader and more expanded game so when you play it, day one, you’re playing that base game plus four pretty major updates,” said Murray.

No Man’s Sky was announced for Xbox One back in March and will also feature Xbox One X HDR and 4K enhancements.

Chloi Rad is an Editor at IGN. Follow her on Twitter at @_chloi.

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