No Man’s Sky version 1.3 is live, adds “joint exploration,“ more [updated]
Wednesday August 9, 2017. 02:09 AM , from Ars Technica
Update, Friday, August 11: No Man's Sky version 1.3 is now live for players on PC and PlayStation 4. '30 hours' of campaign plot have been added, Hello Games says, and other updates to the game support that increased plot content, including new types of missions and an interstellar 'politics' map that looks at economies and warring alien factions.
Arguably the most intriguing update is the new 'joint exploration' mode. However, be warned that this is not necessarily full-blown multiplayer. Instead, this adds visual and voice indicators whenever more than one person is traversing the same planet in the game while connected online. Any other players who happen to be on the same planet as you will appear as floating, glowing orbs. At the very least, players can now hop, skip, and jump across the universe as a group and chat about what they each see and discover, but they will not share missions, terrain deformation, or other system-specific actions in the game.
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