Hello Games’ subsequent huge replace for No Man’s Sky – coming August 14th – introduces digital actuality assist and a brand new multiplayer social house referred to as The Nexus, the place gamers can convene with fellow space-farers to point out off their gear and feasibly do different enjoyable space-related actions. Finally, you’ll have a built-in viewers for all that pent-up space-comedy materials you’ve been saving (“What’s the deal with space monoliths?” you’ll crack with Seinfeld-like emphasis to your viewers of 14 yr olds from Bournemouth) and a method for buying and selling recommendations on how greatest to get that space-dinosaur fart odor out of your exosuit.
But the most recent launch trailer for Beyond reveals off one thing in passing that I’m frankly much more excited by: Rideable house crabs and house pigs. Video after the soar.
Exocrafts are so yesterday. The future is rideable crabs.
Beyond’s launch trailer affords a glimpse of its new Weird Alien Animal mounts, together with chubby frolicking pigs and big crabs that look vaguely like a tripod from War of the Worlds. You can catch the pig-riding about 40 seconds into the trailer, and the crab-mounts at 1:18.
Originally deliberate as three separate updates, Beyond is the only behemoth-like outcome. “The more we got into development however, the more those individual pieces started to coalesce and become interdependent on each other,” Hello Games’ Sean Murray wrote in a publish on the official No Man’s Sky blog. “Virtual Reality is cool and a major undertaking for a procedurally generated universe, but virtual reality becomes all the more enjoyable and immersive when you’re playing with friends, be they VR players or not.”
Beyond is the latest large-scale replace from the workforce since final yr’s No Man’s Sky: Next, which launched multiplayer to game – though it was restricted to 4 gamers.