Following the release of the No Man’s Sky NEXT update, Hello Games will introduce weekly updates to the game, with a focus on community challenges.
The updates will take the form of events or missions, with item rewards offered for those who take part in them. As creator Sean Murray described it to IGN, “this is not a loot box thing, it’s not a microtransaction thing, it’s 100% free”. The first weekly update is currently expected to launch a week after NEXT’s release on July 24.
The emphasis seems to be on getting players to somewhere in the game’s galaxy, rather than complete a rote activity, a move Murray says was inspired by the community, which has been organising in-game events and meet-ups itself for some time.
Source: IGN Video Games All