The next big update for Hello Games No Man's Sky, titled Beyond, was announced for the Summer on Thursday, via the game's official website.
The update is, according to a post written by Hello Games' Sean Murray, will be a combination of three smaller updates initially planned to be released separately. It would appear that the idea is to release a major update in the same vein as 2018's NEXT update.
"The first component of Beyond we are announcing today is No Man’s Sky Online," said Murray in the announcement. He then goes on to give a bit more detail on the feature:
Murray also wrote that the feature is "an answer to how we have seen people playing" following the NEXT update, and future details will be coming.
No Man's Sky's developer Hello Games and Murray, who became a spokesman of sorts for the game, received a lot of criticism following the initial release of the game, with many claiming the game was falsely advertised. Since that time, several smaller updates and the aforementioned NEXT update have generally been well-received.