No Man's Sky Next brings a great number of changes to Hello Games' universe-sized survival game, including multiplayer options. Unfortunately, people who buy No Man's Sky Next from GOG will have to wait a while longer before their version of the game supports multiplayer.
Hello Games and GOG posted about No Man's Sky multiplayer delay on GOG's Community Discussion forum. "The multiplayer component will not be ready at launch; we expect it to be released later this year as full multiplayer parity remains in the pipeline," the statement reads. "For a small, independent studio, developing the feature across multiple platforms is a hugely ambitious and technical challenge which resulted in this delayed release. Hello Games is however joining forces with GOG.COM to introduce full multiplayer via the GOG Galaxy platform."
The statement from Hello Games and GOG assures buyers all the single-player content for No Man's Sky Next is intact. If you're desperate for multiplayer action, you'll probably want to pick up the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Steam.
Even if you can't access multiplayer, you can appreciate how much Hello Games has done to make No Man's Sky Next feel less empty and lonely than the first iteration of the game. If you need help finding your bearings, check out our No Man's Sky Next guides and tips.