When No Man's Sky was first announced, one of the most tantalizing promises Sean Murray made was that players would all inhabit the same universe, but the odds of them ever actually meeting each other were nearly non-existent.
A new galactic regeneration system will add wealth, economy, and conflict levels to star systems within the game, and the Galaxy Map has been changed to not only reflect these levels, but also to improve navigation as you make your way to the center. However, with the addition of quick-travel portals, this might be a little easier.
Whether it will include multiplayer or not, No Man's Sky Update 1.3, Atlas Rises, is set to land quite soon, may be even later today according to some reports. You can also use them to revisit previous planets, other bases or just randomly skip to a new world.
Explore with your fellow travellers.at last!
While the details regarding it are still surrounded in mystery, some users have managed to discover other players online leading to a curious test to see if they are able to interact with each other.
Hello Games No Man's Sky 1.3 Update LEAKED Atlas Rises patch notes reveal new PS4 features
No Man's Sky is pretty damn massive, but now - hopefully - it'll feel a little smaller because you've now got access to your mates in space.
The mention of joint exploration is what fans are getting excited about, as the game was supposed to ship with multiplayer functionality, with the developer saying that finding other players would be unlikely due to the vast distances between them, but it would not be impossible. While Hello Games admits that "interaction with others is now very limited", you can still communicate with one another through proximity-based VoIP.
Hello Games wrote, "While interaction with others is now very limited, this is an important first step into the world of synchronous co-op in No Man's Sky". It's been re-calibrated to give you more info and better rewards for scanning everything you see.
It pays to be a nosy parker in No Man's Sky.
The full patch notes can be found on the No Man's Sky website.