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First post-release No Man’s Sky patch out now on PC and PS4

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No Man’s Sky didn’t launch in the best state. On PS4 the game suffered numerous, scary hard crashes, performance slowdowns and an array of bugs that would exhaust your emergency can of Doom in a heartbeat. The same could be said for PC, which in many ways was sometimes even worse given the different hardware configurations the game simply couldn’t handle. Hello Games have been working tirelessly on a patch though, and it’s ready for download.

Out of beta and in the wild for good, you should be greeted with a patch on both PC and PS4 for No Man’s Sky the next time you boot it up. Hello Games have yet to release an official change log for the patch, but it’s likely to include everything (and a little more) from the beta patch notes that went out a little earlier this week. That means performance fixes, bug squashing and more, as Hello Games holds back on new content until the game is running at an acceptable level.

Sean Murray says that he and his team are completely focused on customer support for the time being, as new and interesting bug are discovered by players in the ever evolving universe that is No Man’s Sky. The latest seems to be a direct consequence of the patch (at least on PC). Players are reporting that the game is not allowing them to save after a while – neither automatically or manually. The fix involves the player having to commit suicide to jumpstart it again, which is sometimes easier said than down in the tranquil exploration of the infinite universe.

Still, there’s a lot more wrong with No Man’s Sky than just technical and performance issues. Hello Games have yet to address many questions that fans have regarding some missing content, radically altered ideas from recent marketing and the general lack of things to do in the game. There’s certainly players enjoying it, but most of the critical response has been lukewarm at best. Just like my own review from earlier this week.

So Hello Games might be working hard to keep current players happy, but it’s a universe I don’t see myself personally returning to anytime soon.

Last Updated: August 19, 2016


    • Admiral Chief

      August 19, 2016 at 09:13

      Gets me every time


    • Original Heretic

      August 19, 2016 at 09:34

      The laughing man’s teeth are mesmerizing!


    • BakedBagel

      August 19, 2016 at 09:49

      “Hey Sean, hey”


    • RinceThis

      August 19, 2016 at 10:25



  1. HairyEwok

    August 19, 2016 at 09:14

    I wanted to report bugs, but I wasn’t sure if it was part of the game now or not. I mean they said there will be physics in the game so shooting the base of a pillar out should make it tumble right?


  2. Ghost In The Rift

    August 19, 2016 at 09:22

    A little bummed about no new content but overall my game is much more stable, still doesn’t fix that empty void, will hold on to the game, maybe it gets better, but if paid DLC drops i’m out, meanwhile back to The Witcher 3, at least i can play something that was promised and delivered 100 times better.


  3. konfab

    August 19, 2016 at 09:29

    Instead of Git Gud, people should say Git another random seed 🙂


  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    August 19, 2016 at 09:40

    Still love this game, even though it’s come to light that there’s so much stuff missing. Showed that Jurassic park vid to people at the pub. The lulz was deafening


    • konfab

      August 19, 2016 at 09:43

      Me too.


    • HairyEwok

      August 19, 2016 at 09:44

      I’m starting to wonder if Sony isn’t behind all this. Perhaps Sony told Sean to dull the game down intentionally so that they can sell paid DLC to make more $$$. So in the end the game that was promised to us will cost us about $150


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        August 19, 2016 at 09:46

        But Sean said there’d be no paid DLC 🙁


        • HairyEwok

          August 19, 2016 at 09:49

          You still trust in Sean’s words XD. Im telling you now, the reason Sean hasn’t replied to anything about the missing content/gameplay is because Sony told him to remain quiet on it for now.


          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            August 19, 2016 at 10:03

            No Man’s Lies? 🙁

          • Admiral Chief

            August 19, 2016 at 10:08

            No Man’s Cries?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            August 19, 2016 at 10:41


        • Skyblue

          August 19, 2016 at 13:12

          “Sean Murray Says He Was “Naive” To Think NO MAN’S SKY DLC Could Be Free” – more lies


  5. Ross Woofels Mason

    August 19, 2016 at 09:55

    Personally I enjoy playing the game in small bursts generally before bed will turn it on for like 40 minutes and just zone out wandering around a planet. Overall though the game is still very empty. feel like to enjoy yourself you can’t approach is as a game.


  6. iusedtobe(a)regular

    August 19, 2016 at 13:46

    Love the game, landed on a beautiful lush but super hostile planet, no chance was given to befriend the animals at all, ended up battling two huge rhino type beasts. Relentless attacking, had to revert to gorilla tactics and jet-pack bursts to steer clear and get my shots in. Finally killed one of them after about a 10 to 15 minute battle but I eventually fled because I was out of resources which brings me to this point, as fun as that fight was Hello Games must address the Multi-Tool because it’s by far not powerful enough for that type of encounter.


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