The first, and only now known component of this update, will be No Man's Sky Online.
Today we've learned that Beyond will dramatically expand the No Man's Sky multiplayer experience, bringing new ways for players to come together from across the universe. The update, Murray wrote, will make sizeable changes to the game similar to last July's Next.
Beyond will contain three major updates rolled into one larger free release.
Hello Games developers have contended that players wrongly expected too much from the game, but they have released a number of updates that have addressed the concerns of players.
That's all Hello Games is spilling for the moment, but it plans to reveal more details when it knows it can be precise.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who is continuously impressed with the level of support for No Man's Sky, which he loves. Titled Beyond, it introduces a new social and multiplayer experience the studio is calling No Man's Sky Online. At launch, it might as well have been singleplayer, and even now that it lets you join forces with other players, there are quite a few limitations that create frustrating roadblocks.
These changes are an answer to how we have seen people playing since the release of NEXT, and is something we've dreamed of for a long time. Beyond will be our most ambitious chapter so far, and something we've been working ridiculously hard on.
If Beyond can do for No Man's Sky what NEXT did, then this charming space adventure might just be a genre-defining space sandbox of exploration and creation.