Even before you hop into the game itself, No Man's Sky has been on quite the journey, hasn't it? It's had more ups and downs than a department store elevator, going from overwhelming hype before release to disappointment at launch. Hello Games' ongoing project has been improved immensely since it arrived in 2016, and it seems to be continuing that trend.

Sean Murray took to the PlayStation Blog today to announce Beyond, the next expansion coming to NMS later in the year. Apparently, the free add-on will include three big updates all rolled into one. The first of these is No Man's Sky Online, a "radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together." With last year's NEXT update, the team finally brought multiplayer to the game, and this sounds like an evolution of the concept.

There will be more to learn about Beyond as we get closer to its release, but it's already being described as the game's "most ambitious chapter so far," so we should be in for a treat. Are you excited to have some new experiences with No Man's Sky? Are you still playing Hello Games' divisive sci-fi adventure? Travel at warp speed in the comments below.

[source blog.eu.playstation.com]