This huge No Man’s Sky update also improves a lot of the front-end and back-end things that make up the multiplayer part of the game. That was the main goal of the cross-platform update to make it easier for players to interact, even on different platforms.
There has been a redesign of the lobby and party options in the game, which means it is now easier to add friends, chat with them and enter the same lobby.
A simple in-game interaction has been introduced in which you stand in front of another player and press a button. This will add them to your party (if they accept) and you will be placed in a hall.
It also means that you can theoretically be paired with players from one of the three main platforms. In what the developers call “ambient multiplayer,” the universe of No Man’s Sky will likely feel busier than ever. No Man’s Sky Introduces Cross-Platform Multiplayer Across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 And PC
To coincide with the huge changes in the multiplayer experience, voice chat has also been refined. It has been reactivated on PS4, and better arrangements have been made for voice chat to work on different platforms.
The cross-play update also adds some quality of life changes, such as improved animation when feeding large creatures and speeding up some of the low load times. You can read more about the specific changes on the official No Man’s Sky blog.