Today is a great day for No Man’s Sky fans. Hello Games finally managed to find a way to connect PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players, allowing them to group up and explore the universe together. And that’s a big leap forward.

The news was announced via a post written by Hello Games’ Sean Murray on the game’s website. Here’s a short snippet:

Do you have a friend on another gaming system with whom you’ve always wanted to explore the great unknown? A legendary base you’ve seen videos of but never been able to visit? A mission that you think would be great to play with friends on other platforms?

We are excited to be able to announce that, starting tomorrow, PlayStation 4 players, Xbox One players, and PC players will all be able to explore, journey, survive, build, and trade together. Excitingly, No Man’s Sky is joining what is at the moment a fairly small group of games that support cross-platform multiplayer.

A tremendous amount of work has gone into this update and the underlying technology and systems. We’ve moved to an entirely new networking architecture, with more flexibility for the future, allowing players to play together regardless of platform. I’m very proud of the team that has worked so hard to make this happen.

This new cross-play option comes at a very fortunate time. Starting tomorrow, No Man’s Sky will be joining Xbox Game Pass, meaning that the game will get a lot of new players. We can also predict that Hello Games might be preparing for the next console generation and cross-play might be one of the defining features in the next age of gaming…

There are plenty of other changes coming to the No Man’s Sky with this next update – bug fixes VR improvements and so on. If you wish to learn more, be sure to check out the official patch notes.