No Man's Sky will be getting a major multiplayer update on July 24, 2018, along with its release on the Xbox One console, development studio Hello Games announced.
According to a recent announcement, the new upcoming multiplayer component has been in development for at least six months.
The upcoming update, which the studio titled No Man's Sky Next, was announced in March and is said to be the game's largest update yet.
Before the game released in 2016 it was advertised as containing multiplayer functionality but eventually retailed without it, to the disappointment of a significant number of players.
The Xbox One version of No Man's Sky will feature the same content as the PC version.