informa
/
Console
News

No Man's Sky Next update attracts over 40,000 players on Steam

No Man’s Sky Next, a sizable overhaul of the once infamous 2016 space sim, launched this week and brought a fair number of players back to the game on its 2-year anniversary.

Newsbrief: Hello Games’ expansive space simulator No Man’s Sky showed over 40,000 concurrent players on Steam this week following the release of game’s big Next update.

The game itself has seen significant changes since its original (and somewhat controversial) launch. This latest update introduces full multiplayer, expansive base building, overhauled graphics, and more. Next also hit PlayStation 4 and was released alongside No Man's Sky's Xbox One debut this week as well.

Next is the fourth update to hit the game since it released in 2016 but, according to numbers grabbed by PC Gamer, the Next update has attracted double the crowd on Steam that its predecessor Atlas Rises did last year. Looking at PC Gamer's Steam Charts numbers, Atlas Rises clocked 20,000 concurrent users at its peak while the original launch of No Man's Sky saw nearly 200,000 on Steam alone.

Latest Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
08.27.21
Combat Designer

Xbox Graphics

Redmond, Washington
08.27.21
Senior Software Engineer: GPU Compilers

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
08.27.21
Systems Designer

Deep Silver Volition

Champaign, Illinois
08.27.21
Senior Environment Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more