No Man’s Sky has been officially announced for the PS5 and Xbox Series X next-gen consoles.
According to developer Hello Games, the mammoth space exploration game will be playable on next-gen consoles at launch.
It’s all possible with the newly released 3.10 update, which adds next-gen support, enhanced visuals, and 32 person multiplayer. The full list of 3.10 patch notes can be seen further down the page.
Best of all, the next-gen update is completely free, which means existing players can transfer their games over to PS5 and Xbox Series X at no cost.
The PS5 version of No Man’s Sky will feature haptic controls, as well as 4K/60 frames-per-second gameplay, cross-gen multiplayer and improved audio.
“Next generation hardware allows No Man’s Sky’s procedural generation to create lusher, richer and more densely populated universes than ever before,” Hello Games continues.
“Planet surfaces are even more detailed, with thousands more rocks, alien grasses, and exotic flora on screen at any time.
“Explore alien vistas with improved shadows, greater draw distances, thousands more objects on screen and improved lighting and volumetric effects.”
Needless to say, next-gen No Man’s Sky will also feature speedier loading times for almost instantaneous transitions.
No Man’s Sky 3.10 Patch Notes…
Next-gen Console Support
• No Man’s Sky is now compatible with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.
• Save games can be transferred from previous console generations to their next-generation equivalent.
• PSVR owners can continue to experience No Man’s Sky in Virtual Reality on PlayStation 5 via the backward compatibility functionality.
• PlayStation 5 users can use the Activities feature to track and manage their Journey Milestones.
• PlayStation 5 users now experience feedback directly through the triggers of their pad.
• Added support for Tempest 3D AudioTech on PlayStation 5.
• Rendering quality has been significantly increased for next-generation consoles.
• Base complexity rendering limits have been removed for next-generation consoles.
• For next-generation consoles and PCs running on “Ultra” settings, the distance at which detailed grass, plants, rocks, and other objects are shown has increased.
• For next-generation consoles and PCs running on “Ultra” settings, the density of terrain details such as foliage, fungi, and rocks has been increased.
• Texture and geometric detail on a large number of objects such as foliage, fungi, and rocks have been significantly increased.
• Improved the visual effect of grass being pushed aside when walking through it.
• Fixed an issue that caused the water horizon to appear bumpy.
• Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause the grass to fail to render.
• Fixed an issue that caused butterfly bellies to be unintentionally always white.
• Fixed an issue that caused planetary lighting to change after opening and closing Photo Mode.
• Fixed an issue that could cause foliage to disappear when moving the camera in Photo Mode.
• Refreshed the set of community images on the Mode Select screen.
• Updated the style of the hazard protection icons on the HUD.
• Updated the style of the icons displayed by mission notifications and markers.
Performance and Stability
• Fixed a number of rendering-related crashes on PS4.
• Fixed an issue that could cause very large saves to fail to load on PC.
• Optimized terrain generation on Xbox One.
• Introduced a significant number of performance optimizations for all platforms.
Quality of Life
• Improved the feel of space combat. Target locking has been improved, and enemy ships are now more visible with cleaner UI.
• The camera shake caused by gassy hazardous flora has been reduced.
• The camera shake when shooting nearby objects has been reduced.
• Hover text has been added to banner emblems in the Appearance Customizer.
• On PS4 and Xbox One, when adding a No Man’s Sky friend who is playing on on the same platform, players are now also presented with the option to add them as a PSN or Xbox friend.
Misc Bug Fixes
• Fixed a rare blocker where some players on older saves would be unable to progress in the Atlas Path.
• Fixed some rare cases where multiplayer sessions could fail to resume correctly after suspending the game on Xbox One.
• Fixed an issue that could cause a blank Galactic Map when joining a multiplayer game while the host was mid-warp.
• Fixed an issue where NPC pilots landing on planets could disappear for some players in a multiplayer game.
• Fixed an issue that could cause players to load into the wrong system when joining a multiplayer game while the host was on the other side of a portal.
• Fixed an issue that could prevent players from redeeming the pre-order bonus if it was installed while the game was running in the background.
• Improved the alignment of the camera when interacting with damaged containers.
• Fixed an issue that could cause ships docking in a Space Station to have an incorrect collision.
• Improved the collision of doors on bases, making them easier to walk through.
• Fixed an issue that prevented base decals from being deletable after placement.
• Fixed an issue that could cause multiple mission notifications to display simultaneously and overlap.
• Fixed a rare case where the tutorial notifications would constantly flicker when starting a new game.
• Fixed a rare issue that could cause inactive missions to progress when using the Multi-Tool Scanner.
• Fixed a number of incorrect text responses in NPC interactions.