The huge update is coming.

We already know that No Man’s Sky will get an update this July in the form of NEXT. Today Hello Games’ Sean Murray during stream confirmed that the update will usher in a feature many have been baying for since launch: fully-featured co-op multiplayer.

While functionality has already been implemented to allow players to see one another as glowing orbs , this update will allow base building collaboration.

You can team up with friends, and you can meet strangers as well. In fact, anything you can do in No Man’s Sky appears to be possible with friends, from on-foot exploration to deep space aerial combat.

Murray didn’t mention what a player avatar would look like, neither were any other details about the patch revealed. If it’s anything like previous No Man’s Sky patches, there will be more. It’s set to roll out on July 24, which will also mark the game’s first release on Xbox One.

Upon release of the last major update last year, Atlas Rising, Chris wrote that while the game has improved, it still lacks “magic and mystery”. For those still wanting more from the space exploration game, fingers crossed NEXT will prove satisfactory.

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