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.