The only thing better than learning about an upcoming game you want is learning that you already own the game. Some fans of No Man’s Sky will get another excuse to explore the cosmos with the introduction of No Man’s Sky’s Beyond. The next update for the game will introduce VR support for Playstation VR and Steam VR.
No Man’s Sky has served as a case study in how not to promote a game and how to make amends with your fan base when a bad game is released.Developer Hello Games made many claims while the game was in development about features that weren’t reflected in the initial release of the game. The backlash was huge when the game came out, but Hello Games worked for years adding these features through a series of free updates. The Beyond update will add VR support and some enhanced multiplayer features to the game.
Like Skyrim VR, No Man’s Sky Beyond will have VR support for all of the features available in the base game and in updates. With a never-ending supply of procedurally generated planets,
PSVR players will have another game with almost infinite replay value. The new content will be free for anyone with the game, but there will be a physical release for PSVR with all of the content on the disc.
In a blog post announcing the update, the development team explained, “Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation, and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your PSVR peers.”
The success of No Man’s Sky after it’s rocky start shows the power of the core concept of the game. No Man’s Sky was always a good idea. And even if it took a little time to reach the state where it needed to be, it was worth it for Hello Games to keep working on the project. Personally, I loved No Man’s Sky when I played it. It was the first time I got a platinum trophy. I never got around to playing through it again, but I will definitely spend a lot of time with it once PSVR support is added.
If you haven’t played No Man’s Sky since the original launch, Beyond will be a great excuse to strap on your space boots and go explore the universe.