No Man's Sky's next big update, titled Beyond, will arrive on PS4 in just a few short weeks on 14th August. It also brings with it one of the community's biggest requests - PlayStation VR support.

The patch, free for all players, is said to be three huge updates rolled into one large content offering at once that is a mix of features the team at Hello Games have dreamt of as well as a reaction to how the community took to the previous NEXT update.

This Beyond update will contain the newly expanded online experience, described as "a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together." Alongside that, PSVR support allows you to experience the entire game through Sony's virtual reality headset.

Grab the joystick and thruster to fly your starship over an unexplored alien planet as you peer out of the cockpit at the view below. Reach into your backpack to grab your multitool, touch it to switch to terrain manipulation and carve out intricate shapes with unprecedented control. Play in multiplayer and casually wave to your non-VR friends or fist bump your PS VR peers.

Sean Murray signs off by committing to even more free updates for No Man's Sky players after Beyond, with more details on the upcoming patch to come before release. Will you hop back into the space explorer when this update rolls around? Scan the planets in the comments below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]