That didn't turn out to be true at the time but it seems that Hello Games might be making good on its promise now, as new details about the upcoming Atlas Rises update have come to light.
However, over the year, Hello Games has been working throughout the year to fix the damage that has been done to their reputation by giving more improvements and updates.
"Joint exploration" as it's being called, will allow up to 16 other players to enter a game, however they won't be as visible as you'd expect, rather they'll be floating orbs in amongst the universe. However, he made an assurance that they will be shelling out patch notes for the inbound "No Man's Sky" game tweak prior to its release date. Murray withdrew from Twitter, and angry players demanded refunds, but not everyone gave up hope.
The announced, dubbed "Atlas Rises", marks the first anniversary of the indie game and is a stepping stone to adding full multiplayer into No Man's Sky.
Another major inclusion for the patch is the fleshing out of the game's story mode. I'll be looking forward to seeing what people think once the update goes live.
30 hours of "new story content", which includes the appearance of a new "mysterious interdimensional alien race" tops the list, alongside "limited" online co-op.
An overhauled galaxy with wealth, economy and conflict levels, plus an overhauled galactic map to explore it with.
An overhauled interstellar trading system with new economic variables and tools to extract valuable elememnts. Players will also discover crashed freighters, be able to use the terrain manipulator to discover resources and complete salvage missions for Guild rewards.
A new analysis visor that shows more information about each discovery.
The new rock formation tool.