The wait is finally over: Hello Games just officially released the Beyond Update for No Man’s Sky which includes a massively overhauled multiplayer infrastructure, tons of new features and game mechanics, a multiplayer “Nexus” hub, and, most importantly, complete VR support.
As of the time of this writing the update is live for PS4 players and is rolling out soon for other storefronts.
If you’ve got the game on PS4 or PC already then Beyond, just like all previous overhaul updates, is entirely free to download. Luckily, it’s not half-hearted VR integration either. Instead, they’ve redesigned how you interact with the world and allowed players to carry over their entire save file or even play online with other players (VR or otherwise) in the same universe.
For those hungry for more details while the update downloads, make sure and check out our full breakdown of everything we know so far as well as our latest hands-on preview of the VR update and a long, detailed interview with Hello Games head, Sean Murray, about the past, present, and future of both VR and No Man’s Sky itself.
If that’s not enough for you, engage in some of our discussion topics, such as whether or not No Man’s Sky is the most important VR game launch so far and what you plan on doing first once the VR update is on your hard drive, ready to go.
Finally, if you don’t own the game already and are eager to jump in and start exploring, then you’re in luck because No Man’s Sky is currently discounted across both PS4 and PC for 50% off. You can pick it up off of the Humble Store, Steam, and PSN at that rate until August 21st next week.