Hello Games has announced that No Man's Sky will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S at no additional cost to current owners. The No Man's Sky Next Generation update will bring enhanced visuals, decreased loading times, and more.
What will this No Man's Sky update bring?
No Man's Sky lead Sean Murray announced the new update via Twitter. It's a free upgrade for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One players, and PC players will get the enhancements at no additional cost as well. According to Murray and Hello Games, the update will bring significantly more populated terrain on planets, larger and more complex base building possibilities, and the ability to transfer your save, as well as the chance to play the game in 4K at 60fps on consoles. You can check out the trailer for No Man's Sky Next Generation right here:
What other features are coming to No Man's Sky on next-gen consoles?
Murray says that Xbox One saves will automatically be compatible with the Xbox Series X|S, and that PS4 players can upload their save data to an in-game facility for PS5 download. Next-gen players will be able to experience 32-player multiplayer, and No Man's Sky will support crossplay on next-gen platforms, too. This means that PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players can play the game alongside anyone playing on any other platform.
On PlayStation 5, No Man's Sky will support the DualSense controller's haptic feedback feature. This will allow you to "feel the kick of your Multi-Tool", according to Hello Games, or the "satisfying click of slotting a building part into place". Additionally, No Man's Sky will support 3D audio on the PS5, increasing positional audio accuracy. No Man's Sky will also support PlayStation VR on PS5, although it'll be running in backward-compatible mode, so you won't get any of the PS5 visual enhancements if you use a PSVR headset.
If you want to read the full patch notes for No Man's Sky Update 3.10, you can do so right here. The game will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S at launch, with a free upgrade available if you already own the game on current-gen platforms.
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