In a journey as long as one to the center of the galaxy, the crew at Hello Games have announced a free expansion to No Man’s Sky titled No Man’s Sky NEXT coming this summer. This expansion as well as all previous content, and the game itself, are also coming to the Xbox One for the first time.
Hello Games confirmed the news today, dropping the logo and screenshots for the expansion. The new expansion launches this summer on all available platforms. Details are sparse at the moment, with nothing beyond screenshots and a tweet from Sean Murray, but we should know more soon.
The expansion will also be coming on day one to the Xbox One version of the game. While Sony published the game physically on the PlayStation 4, they obviously won’t be doing that on the Xbox One, so 505 Games is stepping in to publish the physical version. The game will also be Xbox One X enhanced with HDR and 4K.
Finally, No Man’s Sky is coming to Tencent’s service WeGame, which may not matter to you if you don’t live in China. But for those who do, this gives No Man’s Sky’s already fairly large Chinese audience a booster shot with way more possible players racing to the center of the universe.
By and large, most players agree that the No Man’s Sky has improved dramatically since it first released. If that continues with what Hello Games seems to be implying is a major expansion, then hopefully No Man’s Sky NEXT is at least closer to the game people want than it was at release.