Starfield’s success is likely to be making headlines currently, however one other area sport additionally appears to be reaping the advantages of Bethesda’s much-anticipated sci-fi epic: No Man’s Sky.
Howdy Video games’ Sean Murray revealed on not-Twitter that No Man’s Sky is presently seeing its largest month “in the previous couple of years” throughout all platforms – together with PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Swap, in addition to VR and Recreation Go – within the wake of Starfield’s launch in early September. (Thanks, PC Gamer.)
On PC particularly, No Man’s Sky has just lately seen the very best variety of concurrent gamers – over 34,000 folks – since final July, the place it topped simply over 40,000 simultaneous gamers based on SteamDB.
7 years in and No Man’s Sky is having its largest month in the previous couple of years! 💪
Throughout all platforms – PC, XBox, Gamepass, Swap, PlayStation, Mac and VR 🙏
Welcome to the neighborhood ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rNKMGFXoBS
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) September 11, 2023
Whereas Starfield’s launch has little doubt helped extra gamers to find or return to No Man’s Sky – both as they appear to options for huge planet exploration or just uncover it by means of suggestions for different video games set within the vastness of area – it’s possible not the only purpose for No Man’s Sky’s bump in numbers.
The sport launched a significant replace, Echoes, on the finish of August, including a model new faction of scrappy robots who function the main focus of a prolonged new story chapter. The newest replace additionally expanded gamers’ potential to explode huge capital ships in area fight and salvage treasured loot, in addition to including the choice to focus on particular components of ships to knock out their weapons, shields, engines and so forth. That may be whereas doing trench runs, like that little bit of Star Wars.
Echoes marked No Man’s Sky’s seventh anniversary, when you can consider it. It’s travelled a really good distance since its rocky begin, and it appears prefer it’s removed from carried out in terms of taking gamers additional into its ridiculously huge universe.