No Man's Sky: NEXT |OT| A Korvax, a Gek and a Vykeen walk into a base..

5taquitos

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How can I get the experimental branch? This is literally the only reason I double dipped and got it on One X. Ive got a HDR1000 monitor on my rig and really want to try it with the game now .
To play in Experimental, right-click on No Man's Sky from the Steam library page and select "Properties". Among the available tabs will be the "BETAS" tab. Enter "3xperimental" in the textbox and click "Check Code". "experimental - Experimental" will now be available in the dropdown menu under "Select the beta you would like to opt into".
Here's the link to the full Steam post I've been pulling from:

 

8byte

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Are they actually going to be present at E3?
Unlikely, but releasing the info to a press outlet as an exclusive would at least get them some screen time (internet). I'd be genuinely stunned if anyone at the conference gave them stage time or if they had booths running for an old game, lol.

Hopefully we'll hear something, though.
 

Smokey

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Here's the link to the full Steam post I've been pulling from:

You've made my weekend. Thanks!!
 

8byte

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Hopefully once the e3 dust clears they will finally start revealing stuff. I still expect a July release.
I was really surprised they didn’t put out anything during E3, but I suppose I get why they wouldn’t. I’m guessing July reveal for the rest of Beyond, and then a late July / Early August release.

Still wondering what the visual hit will be for VR Mode.
 

bdbdbd

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Beyond isn't going to be tied to a physical release like Next was, is it? So we probably shouldn't be expecting more than a week or two warning before it drops.
 

8byte

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Beyond isn't going to be tied to a physical release like Next was, is it? So we probably shouldn't be expecting more than a week or two warning before it drops.
Correct, there's no platform release for NMS Beyond, so we shouldn't have long between full reveal and release. What will likely happen is a reveal for the final piece of Beyond with a release date and a wait of a few weeks. The big question I have is who will give them the platform to push it? If they just do a press release it's not likely to make a lot of waves, so how do they gain the interest of those who aren't dedicated players?

I'm thinking Sony will give them some good press because it's going to be another noteworthy VR release.

Do we know if Beyond is going to rejigger the universe like NEXT did? Specifically, will it cause nice planets to become arid death traps and vice-versa?
It's pretty likely that a lot of things will change, and that almost always includes universe regeneration.
 

bdbdbd

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The big question I have is who will give them the platform to push it? If they just do a press release it's not likely to make a lot of waves, so how do they gain the interest of those who aren't dedicated players?

I'm thinking Sony will give them some good press because it's going to be another noteworthy VR release.
I get the feeling the NMS interest is fairly high right now in the community/media, for a game that's 3 years old. The redemption arc has kept them in the news steadily. And of course there's the VR angle as you pointed out that multiple platforms will want to leverage. If HG "just do a press release" I think they'll manage to make more than enough attention for the update.

It's pretty likely that a lot of things will change, and that almost always includes universe regeneration.
I'm not so sure about this one. After they opened the floodgates for base-building with Next, told players to go ahead and build anywhere and even encouraged building colonies/communities, I can't see them being willing to pull a full universe reset and, honestly, I don't think they should. Massive amounts of player effort would be wiped out, that would make the Next reset look like small potatoes.
 

cognizant

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Hey all, I think this will be the next game to mark off my backlog. How's the game looking these days?

I hope the Beyond update won't break saves...
 

8byte

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Hey all, I think this will be the next game to mark off my backlog. How's the game looking these days?

I hope the Beyond update won't break saves...
Have you already played a considerable amount? I wouldn’t worry about your save file, running through the new Atlus Rises story missions is way better than the vanilla storyline, and starting fresh with all the new changes is probably best.

I’d honestly wait until Beyond comes out, then you can pick the path you want. I’d say the toughest thing about scratching this off the backlog list would just be defining what “finished” means, lol.
 

cognizant

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Have you already played a considerable amount? I wouldn’t worry about your save file, running through the new Atlus Rises story missions is way better than the vanilla storyline, and starting fresh with all the new changes is probably best.

I’d honestly wait until Beyond comes out, then you can pick the path you want. I’d say the toughest thing about scratching this off the backlog list would just be defining what “finished” means, lol.
I haven't played the game at all, but am considering waiting for the update seeing as it's around the corner. I just would be irritated if I'm a week into a playthrough and the save file got bugged in some small way due to the update. I know its a small risk but... what if!?

I think I'll consider the game finished whenever I get the platinum trophy lol.
 

8byte

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I haven't played the game at all, but am considering waiting for the update seeing as it's around the corner. I just would be irritated if I'm a week into a playthrough and the save file got bugged in some small way due to the update. I know its a small risk but... what if!?

I think I'll consider the game finished whenever I get the platinum trophy lol.
Gotcha, yea I'd definitely wait for the update if you don't mind waiting. "Summer" is kind of vague, so hopefully it doesn't release in September. That said, the updates don't really break saves so much as they occasionally throw some wrenches in player bases (because they usually do a complete galaxy regeneration if they introduce new procedural technologies). For the most part, you'll be fine if you start now. It's much less risky at this point because you can link up with other people and they can help you out if anything drastic happens (and the NMS community is pretty good about that).
 

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Hey all, I think this will be the next game to mark off my backlog. How's the game looking these days?

I hope the Beyond update won't break saves...
It's tough to really check this off the backlog list. If you mean just to experience the new things and spend a week or so playing it again and chilling then yeah, but this is one of those games where you can't really beat it and move to the next. You could end up playing this game for hundreds, possibly thousands of hours. lol
 

bdbdbd

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I haven't played the game at all, but am considering waiting for the update seeing as it's around the corner. I just would be irritated if I'm a week into a playthrough and the save file got bugged in some small way due to the update. I know its a small risk but... what if!?

I think I'll consider the game finished whenever I get the platinum trophy lol.
You can always start by playing on permadeath: you might not actually last that long on the first playthru and you need to beat the game on permadeath at some point anyway, in order to get the platinum.

Or go the opposite direction and play on Creative, so you can just fool around and get a feel for basic gameplay/setup before the Beyond update drops.
 

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Trying to get to the Galactic Hub, anyone reach it? I'm on PS4.

Had a 100 hour save a couple years ago but update made me restart. Current one is only 12 hours in lol

Might use their Huber service but getting there naturally seems like a fun adventure.

 

FreezePeach

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Trying to get to the Galactic Hub, anyone reach it? I'm on PS4.

Had a 100 hour save a couple years ago but update made me restart. Current one is only 12 hours in lol

Might use their Huber service but getting there naturally seems like a fun adventure.

Apparently the black holes all send you to the same place now (meaning not random) which is different than the past. People are mapping them all out and apparently built a tool that will navigate you to the shortest way possible to the destination. Dont have a link to it though, i saw a youtube video about it a couple weeks ago.
 

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I remember back during the very first community event there was a bug where going through the portal took you to an entire different universe if your playthrough was not on the initial universe you start with. I lost my base and progress and I never found a way to get back to my universe so I just stopped playing. lol

Was this ever fixed or am I forever forced to just start a whole new save?
 

8byte

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I remember back during the very first community event there was a bug where going through the portal took you to an entire different universe if your playthrough was not on the initial universe you start with. I lost my base and progress and I never found a way to get back to my universe so I just stopped playing. lol

Was this ever fixed or am I forever forced to just start a whole new save?
Honestly even if you didn't lose everything, starting fresh is the way to go after all these changes and updates. It's a pretty different experience with different quest lines and significantly different QoL mechanics. I started fresh and enjoyed my new save considerably more than my previous one (especially since you can play with friends).
 

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Upgraded from a 1070 to a 1080 so I updated a few mods and had a quick playthrough with Vulkan. A few mods aren't working now and can't use ReShade with Vulkan so it's a bit blurry and dull looking but it's running a lot smoother. Texture pop-in and grass draw distance still suck.
 

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Sorry to bump the thread, I just wanted to highlight a quote from the recent article from Gamesindustry.

"Murray will be sharing more about Hello Games and No Man's Sky as the opening keynote of Develop:Brighton 2019. He will be discussing the story behind its original development and the transformative updates, as well as hinting at the future of both the game and studio."

I love hearing Sean talk about NMS, hopefully he will talk about the events leading up to the launch as well as how the flood actually affected the studio. I am not sure it is the right venue to announce a release date, but perhaps he will say something about Beyond.
 

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Sorry to bump the thread, I just wanted to highlight a quote from the recent article from Gamesindustry.

"Murray will be sharing more about Hello Games and No Man's Sky as the opening keynote of Develop:Brighton 2019. He will be discussing the story behind its original development and the transformative updates, as well as hinting at the future of both the game and studio."

I love hearing Sean talk about NMS, hopefully he will talk about the events leading up to the launch as well as how the flood actually affected the studio. I am not sure it is the right venue to announce a release date, but perhaps he will say something about Beyond.
His keynote name says something like "NMS: To Infinity and BEYOND" So theres hope hahahaha
 

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Someone at the NMS reddit seems to have found one of the largest creatures yet without mods. Might be a glitch or something because the in-game reading says it shouldnt be that big but it is.


That is fucking amazing holy shit
 

8byte

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Someone at the NMS reddit seems to have found one of the largest creatures yet without mods. Might be a glitch or something because the in-game reading says it shouldnt be that big but it is.


These are the kinds of things I look forward to seeing in VR.
 

stan_marsh

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Reaching the Galactic Hub via warp is intense. I'm nowhere close to 2000+ish LY jump needed.

I need S-Class Explorer with six S-Class warp upgrades (three in starship, three in tech).

Going to be a while...or I could call a Huber but enjoying the adventure of getting there.
 

Rex_DX

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Can I still decline the first free freighter that’s scripted to appear in the hope that a capital freighter will spawn for free (with the rescue mission) down the road or did this get patched out?

Just jumped to my third system and all my available jumps are yielding crappy c/b 18 slotters.

I have a save prior to that jump but don’t really want to progress out of the system before knowing if it’s been patched.

Basically, do free freighters continue to spawn if the first one is declined?
 
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Rex_DX

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Well I was going to wait to pick this up again until the update but I’m now all in.

Just discovered that you can indeed decline the first free freighter and still be offered a free one on subsequent rescue missions (I had been told this was patched out.)

I’m happy I chanced it because my scripted free freighter was a low slot C class.

About ten hours later I jump into a battle and am gifted an A class 32-slot Star Destroyer capital ship in black and red. Not a perfect freighter but it’s definitely the best one I’ve ever had by far.

Here’s hoping the BEYOND update doesn’t mess everything up because I’m kind of all in on this now.
 

5taquitos

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Well I was going to wait to pick this up again until the update but I’m now all in.

Just discovered that you can indeed decline the first free freighter and still be offered a free one on subsequent rescue missions (I had been told this was patched out.)

I’m happy I chanced it because my scripted free freighter was a low slot C class.

About ten hours later I jump into a battle and am gifted an A class 32-slot Star Destroyer capital ship in black and red. Not a perfect freighter but it’s definitely the best one I’ve ever had by far.

Here’s hoping the BEYOND update doesn’t mess everything up because I’m kind of all in on this now.
Ugh maybe I should start over