No Man's Sky on Xbox One Will Launch With Multiplayer

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The multiplayer forms part of the big Next update that Hello Games have been teasing since the Xbox One announcement in March.

Although there is no gameplay footage just yet, we will probably get to see the multiplayer in action as we get closer to the update's release. But today during an Inside Xbox livestream, Hello Games' Sean Murray confirmed that the update will usher in a feature many have been baying for since launch: fully-featured cooperative multiplayer. Shelters and complex colonies can be built and shared by all the players as well.

"You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive." he explained in a blog on the Xbox website. This includes exploring the universe and attacking other teams to epic space battles.

"Multiplayer completely changes the No Man's Sky experience, it's emergent, fun and intense in ways we always wanted it to be". Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online. "This is something that I wish we could've done sooner, but I'm so glad it's happening".

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Microsoft has rolled out the newest Xbox system update for the month of May, bringing with it a suite of new features and improvements. This is double the 60Hz top end that the Xbox One supported previously.

No Man's Sky will release on July 24th, 2018 for Xbox One, it's currently out now on PS4 and PC.

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