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No Man's Sky Dev Responds to PC Issues, Steam Reviews "Mostly Negative"

The game's blastoff is facing some issues.


Ambitious space-exploration game No Man's Sky launched today on PC, but the game's release for computers apparently has not gone entirely to plan.

Reports today claim the PC version is struggling with a number of performance issues, including frame rate dips and crashes in some cases, among other problems. The game's Steam page features close to 3,500 reviews and carries a "mostly negative" reception at press time.

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Now, game director Sean Murray has responded. Across a series of tweets, the developer talked about some of the major issues the PC version is facing now and some workarounds, where available.

For more on the PC version of No Man's Sky, check out this post to see its file size, graphics options, and recommended system specifications. We'll report back with more details on the PC situation as they become available, but for now, buyer beware.

Developer Hello Games is currently working on a patch for No Man's Sky's "most critical issues," but the studio hasn't said what those are. Additionally, the UK-based studio has hired an external QA team (which is bigger than all of Hello Games) to assist in smoothing out the experience for players.

If you just picked it up on PC, take a look at Everything You Need to Know About No Man's Sky before starting. We've created a lot of beginner's guides and tips to make your journey more efficient, lucrative, and enjoyable.

The PC version of the game was recently delayed by three days; it was originally supposed to launch on the same date as the PS4 version in the United States. Although we don't have a full review of the game yet, you can read our ongoing pre-review No Man's Sky Diary series here.

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