After two years of fan requests, No Man's Sky finally recived full fledged multiplayer earlier on Tuesday. Now up to four players can travel the galaxy together in the brand new co-op mode on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, things are a bit more complicated for PC users.
Users who purchase the DRM-free version of the game from GOG.com will have to wait a bit longer. In a blog post, Hello Games explains that all the new features of No Man's Sky Next are currently avaliable, except for online play until later this year. "Hello Games is however joining forces with GOG.COM to introduce full multiplayer via the GOG Galaxy platform. The standard PC version sold through Steam, Amazon, and the majority of online shops will be able to play with friends immediately.
In response, GOG.com has announced an extension to their refund policy regarding No Man's Sky purchases until July 29.
No Man's Sky Next sees a tremendous overhaul of the 2016 game. New features include a playable 3rd person mode, the ability to form a starship fleet, and a greatly expanded base building system. This is in addition to visual enhancements, more varied procedural generation, and a greater focus on objectives.