I doubt it’s been mentioned anywhere, at least that I’ve seen. We know multiplayer is coming in NEXT, and while we don’t know how it exactly works yet from a game perspective, I’ve been wondering from a technical perspective regarding the platforms. For the below, please please please correct me if I’m wrong.
Currently the game doesn’t require a gold tier subscription to play together as our Atlas Rises glitches. PC wouldn’t anyway, but the PS4 players don’t need PS+ for joint exploration. Will this change with the release of NEXT? Will Xbox players require Xbox Live Gold? I don’t really know who makes these decisions, MS/Sony or HG and technical limitations. I know there isn’t a definitive answer available yet-- guesses and discussions welcomed and encouraged.
Currently, I don’t believe PC players can play with PS4 players. Do you think with the Xbox launch, we will see some form of cross-play? Either between PC and PS4 and/or PC and Xbox? I can’t see Sony playing nice with cross-play to Xbox, obviously. Especially after the Fortnite debacle and things like Minecraft, I think the internet would explode if No Man’s Sky ended up having it haha.
Feel free to discuss! I’m currently on PS4, but if a subscription is needed, I may repurchase on Xbox. I already have gold, and have no real need for PS+. I’m also assuming we will be able to play “the old fashioned way”, i.e alone except for discoveries/names without a gold subscription tier.
Let me know your thoughts, CSD!