No Man's Sky Beyond update arrives on August 14th

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    Despite a rocky launch and negative initial reception, Hello Games has been continually working upon improving 2016's No Man's Sky. The team's latest major content update, titled Beyond, has just been given a release date, set for later this month. Announced back in March, Beyond will have three major additions to the core game: VR support, new changes to the online function that will "encourage players to meet and play together", and a "mystery" feature, which hasn't been revealed yet. The free update will be available on all current platforms, when it rolls out on August 14th.

     
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  1. Tom Bombadildo

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    As usual in these threads, I'd like to say how glad I am Hello games didn't just abandon ship after their shit practices and awful launch, and actually bothered to at least improve upon their initial release. These big updates have been quite nice.

    I'm excited to see how the VR aspect turns out, that sounds like it could be a great addition if it's properly developed and not just some shoe-in.
     
  2. leon315

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    So basically all ye have paid for an unfinished game?? :P
     
  3. 8BitWonder

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    Awesome! Glad to see Hello Games has a new update just over the horizon.

    Been hoping for a release date for a while now, I plan to start a new save when this update drops so I can relearn all the new mechanics that have changed since NEXT.
     
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  4. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    If you want a true space sim
    Check out elite dangerous
    No mans sky is good and i'm happy for its progress
     
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  5. eriol33

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    while I am impressed they have been maintaining updates to fulfill their promises, the 2016 was basically an unfinished game. that's not really a good trend in gaming.
     
  6. kumikochan

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    99 percent of developers can take an example from Hello games. Hello games got a lot of deserved shit for what they did but the funny thing is every big studio now these days is doing exactly the same and aren't getting the same shit Hello games got. For all the shit they got well they're the prime example of a developer that does care about the game they make. They're still giving free updates and DLC after all this time just because they care for the customers they still have and because they have the passion to do so. I can only congratulate Hello games for sticking with it despite all the hate they got and instead of abandoning ship like all companies do these days they stuck with it and changed their ways. Almost every big studio can learn from them how it needs to be done and can be done.
     
  7. Foxi4

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    There's taking a bite that's too big to chew and then there's trying to create a dynamically generated universe. This would've been a tall order for seasoned veterans, let alone a small indie studio trying to make a name for itself. I'm glad that they stuck to it and made the game better over the years, I reviewed it back when it was new and I've got it installed ready for when VR support drops. I'm eager to give it another spin and see all the new content they're planning to add.
     
  8. DANTENDO

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    I kno for fact I crafted more antimatters than ther is wii u games :D
     
  9. Xabring

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    Id appreciate if they made an optimization update, but with all these new additions, I don't think that's posible. Anyway, I might get on board again...when having the chance.
     
  10. LucasM3

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    It is a good thing they didn't just abandon ship after the bad release couple years back.
     
  11. BORTZ

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    Directions unclear, checked out the original Elite on the BBC micro
     
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  12. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Shit I appreciate the talent and effort tht went into tht game but i couldn't get into it I was more into elite games:D https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_Systems- shit they are still about though could be trouble thts a shame-who remembers the elite logo
     
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  13. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    Never played it
    Might check it out :ninja:
     
  14. Cyan

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    I tried it at launch, and I tried it again last year, the game had already been improved a lot.
    reworked HUD and menus, third person view, multiplayer could meet, create your base, etc.
    I had lot of difficulties continuing it, I felt lost with the new interface. I think starting a new game/save would be better to get all the tutorials with new features and menus.
     
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  15. MythicalData

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    If they keep updating like this I might just buy this (I was interested at first, but didn't have good enough hardware (I do now)/heard all the crap people had to say about it at launch/thereafter)
     
  16. Xzi

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    I refunded at launch, but this game always seemed like a perfect fit for VR, so I bought it again in a recent sale when this update was announced. It's definitely quite improved from its launch state, and I look forward to even more improvements with Beyond.
     
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