Everyone's got space crabs in the No Man's Sky Beyond launch trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Aug 9, 2019 9:28 AM
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Here we go again. Hello Games has dropped the launch trailer for No Man’s Sky Beyond, the massive free update coming to No Man’s Sky next week. After three long years, they’re gearing up for what could well be the most ambitious update yet.

Full-blown multiplayer appears to be alive and well; there are giant mechs to pilot, enhanced space combat, freighters and base building, third-person mode, and virtual reality headset support.

Third-person adventuring was introduced last year, I believe, but the worlds themselves certainly look more alive and vibrant. There are honest-to-goodness players wandering about (often on those crabs), ships coming and going, and even space stations you can meet one another in for a pint of gargleflarter or whatever these space chimps drink. All these social events centre around a ‘Nexus’, a meeting spot of sorts designed to bring players together in what is an incomprehensibly large universe.

I see Sean Murray hasn’t lost his tongue-in-cheek humour, opening the entire trailer with the fib “every atom procedural”. Still, there’s a heck of a lot here that’s changed, although I’m at a bit of a loss what’s being added with this specific update and what’s been added in the years since launch. Crab riding! Crab riding is definitely new, and it looks absolutely mental. 

I’ve got to say though, as much I love what they’ve been doing with No Man’s Sky since launch, and they’ve done a ton, I still just cannot bring myself to head back in. The launch product really wasn’t good at all and, as the years roll by, there’s just so much stuff out there that pushes NMS even further from my mind. Still, this is definitely the closest I’ve come to being tempted to give No Man’s Sky a go again, particularly with the prospect of VR support. It’s probably about time I dusted off the VR headset, it’s been a good six months since I’ve last tried it.

No Man’s Sky Beyond is a free update coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 14th.

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07:29 Aug-15-2019

I just tried it, game crashed twice in 10 minutes, fps was all over the place, 30-55 on planets regardless of setting... Improved performance aha...

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23:26 Aug-14-2019

I don't know why, but every time an update is released the shadow of "PLANETSIDE 3" is getting closer.


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If they add permanent factions evolution, a decent story and the voice acting and you have your planetside 3, Sony say "planetside 3 is on an early stage", I say "my ass", that also explain why after 3 years they are pouring money to release massive updates for free, don't get me wrong i'm happy about it but just say it.

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06:12 Aug-10-2019

It is really sad that the devs are still trying to get this game up :/

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18:40 Aug-17-2019

Well over 50k people are playing it right now on Steam so they must be doing something right.

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17:36 Aug-09-2019

nope...nah.....no way....

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15:28 Aug-09-2019

Play No Man's SKy and you'll catch crabs...

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12:50 Aug-09-2019

I recently installed this game and it ran like absolute sh*t. I can almost swear that the game runs worse than launch.

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11:40 Aug-09-2019

The game actually looks good! I was quite interested when it was about to release, but after the horrible launch I stopped following it all together. But it really looks good now. Rather would play this than wait for 2025 when Star Citizen (maybe)lcomes out.

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11:45 Aug-09-2019

Can probably pick it up for dirt cheap in sales now as well

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12:17 Aug-09-2019

The vulkan experimental version was still running poorly and lack of content was still a great issue

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10:54 Aug-09-2019

Meh...

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