So many of you know that No Man’s Sky is actually not a traditional multiplayer game, and if you didn’t… well now you do. Yes, that’s right, there’s no death-match or capture the flag this time, my friends. Instead the game is inspired by Journey’s multiplayer system, where it is rare to find people, and when you do, it becomes a moment to remember.
If you feel disappointed in this very moment, fear not! For we have some news that shall brighten your dim bulb of sadness.
Light at the end of the tunnel
It is confirmed that Sean Murray and the rest of Hello Games will be adding some sort of multiplayer elements, but has specifically not told us what it is. He left us with this, “There is this thing, which I’m not going to talk about now, that is a plan for multiplayer and for people to have a more traditional multiplayer experience within the game… And that’s something that we’ll deal with further down the line that is exciting. But that is not what’s core to the game right now.” He told the world in an interview with Gamespot.
Taking some guesses
In my personal opinion, I believe this sort of traditional multiplayer experience will involve using a hyper-drive boost to instantly travel to your friend, or maybe even a radar to point you in the right direction? No one can say for now, but maybe at the center of the galaxy there will be a nice chuck of real people to meet up with? Maybe that’s the easiest way to meet your friends? I know the game isn’t an MMO, but who wouldn’t want to team up with their favorite people and claim the galaxy for their own?! Or maybe even protect it from pirates and raiders! As of now, the only multiplayer features we are sure of are the random meet-ups, space-station market and seeing other players discoveries/ whatever they have done to a planet. Sean Murray will have more details to reveal about the coming months before June.
And remember, keep your telescopes locked on to The Galactic Observer.