No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has announced the latest update coming on its popular space exploration game. According to the update, from tomorrow, No Man’s Sky will allow PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners to play with each other.
Making it possible for gamers to face one another comes on the same day that No Man’s Sky will join Game Pass on both Xbox One and PC. Hello Games co-initiator Sean Murray hinted that the studio spent months secretly updating No Man’s Sky networking backend just to make crossplay a possibility.
“A tremendous amount of work has gone into this update and the underlying technology and systems,” he said. “We’ve moved to an entirely new networking architecture, with more flexibility for the future, allowing players to play together regardless of platform.”
Here’s how it works, immediately you install the update, you’ll see players from other platforms appear while flying through space, exploring planets, and visiting the Space Anomaly.
You’ll also be able to see if someone is playing on another platform, that’s possible via a handy controller icon next to their name. That’s not all yet, you’ll be able to add those players to an in-game friends list so that you can play with them whenever you like.
Hello Games also added a couple of new accessibility features to No Man’s Sky. Right in the network settings, there’re two new options that will allow players to set the game to transcribe and translate voice chat automatically. There’s also another new option that will let you see your character’s body while playing the game in VR.
It’s only a few games that have had a full turnaround like No Man’s Sky. After dealing with an unimpressive launch in 2016, Hello Games stuck with its exploration title, and it’s only gotten better since with each major update it brings to the platform.
Another beautiful update was that of the Next and Beyond updates were a turning point, but perhaps the most exciting part of today’s announcement is that Hello Games says it still has a lot planned for the game. “We are continuing to work hard on new content updates, large and small for the future,” said Murray.