The much-anticipated NEXT update for No Man’s Sky is finally arriving tomorrow for free on all of the game’s platforms and ahead of release, Hello Games’ Sean Murray has shared a new message with the community.
Murray started the post by saying how proud he is of the team at Hello Games and all of their hard work by stating, “I am so proud of the team at Hello Games, what they did was incredible. Over the years of development the average team size was 6, the final team was just 15 people at launch. No Man’s Sky has grown to be a very broad game, ambitious, technically unique and very pretty at times, all the more impressive for a team that is still small.”
He also talked about the litany of mistakes that he felt he made in the past and how much he wishes he could change them.”Whilst I couldn’t be prouder of the team, I personally made mistakes. I could talk all day about things I personally would change. Certainly one regret is that the intensity and drama of launch left no room for communication with the community,” Murray stated.
He went on to say that rather try to make up for these errors verbally, he and the team opted to double down on the development of No Man’s Sky. “We decided instead to focus on development rather than words. Following Foundation, Pathfinder and Atlas Rises, we really want to include you, the community, more,” said Murray.
As for what’s coming next, Murray laid out what will be coming to No Man’s Sky following the launch of NEXT. “A little while after the release of No Man’s Sky NEXT, Hello Games has planned its first season of weekly content and community events. This will be free for all players, with no microtransactions. We are also launching a new website dedicated to the community, which we’re calling the Galactic Atlas. The site features points of interest in the No Man’s Sky Euclid Galaxy, all nominated by you through the survey we created earlier this month. This will grow in functionality and expand over time, in part through your feedback.”
Murray concluded by saying that he and the team at Hello Games still don’t consider No Man’s Sky to be finished and he doesn’t know if they ever will. “One day I hope to reach a point where I feel No Man’s Sky is “finished”, but luckily there’s still so much more we want to do. Working on NEXT feels important to us, but I know it’s not the end of the journey. We know the journey would be more fun together. Thank you for playing No Man’s Sky, thank you for playing Waking Titan, and we hope you enjoy everything still to come.”
The NEXT update for No Man’s Sky will begin rolling out tomorrow on PS4 and PC. Additionally, the game will make its debut on Xbox One tomorrow and will be receiving the NEXT patch as well.