Hello Games' universe exploration sandbox, No Man's Sky, is receiving a new update tomorrow that will enable cross-play capabilities between all platforms. This will let players across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 join each other's universes in multiplayer to explore, survive, trade, and build together without restrictions.
"A tremendous amount of work has gone into this update and the underlying technology and systems," said Hello Games founder Sean Murray regarding the cross-play addition, which had taken six months to implement. "We’ve moved to an entirely new networking architecture, with more flexibility for the future, allowing players to play together regardless of platform. I’m very proud of the team that has worked so hard to make this happen."
No Man's Sky is also heading to Xbox Game Pass tomorrow on both Xbox One and Windows 10 variants of the service, enabling the platforms' millions of subscribers to experience the game in full and its new cross-play capabilities.
As part of the cross-play update, players will be able to create cross-platform groups as well as meet travelers from other platforms in ambient multiplayer spaces. Moreover, a quick interaction has been implemented to add newly met players to groups and friends lists quickly. A new No Man's Sky friends screen will be available in the Network Options menu for managing friends across platforms as well.
The full changelog for the update can be read through here. The No Man's Sky cross-platform play update will be landing on June 11, with Steam, GOG, Windows 10, VR, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, and PlayStation 4 players gaining the ability to play together.