No Man's Sky PC and PS4 Patches Out Now [UPDATE]

Hello Games is "totally focused" on customer support right now, will improve the game and add new features later.

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[UPDATE] The patch is out now on PlayStation 4. GameSpot downloaded it, but found no patch notes.

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As promised, Hello Games has now released a new patch for No Man's Sky on PC. While the full patch notes have not yet been released, director Sean Murray wrote on Twitter that the update, available now on Steam and GOG, adds support for "more hardware" and also improves frame rate for lower-spec computers.

A patch for the PlayStation 4 version is also on the way. According to Murray, it will improve stability and "lots more." Patch notes for the console update have also not yet been shared, but the update has been submitted to Sony and should be released "very soon," Murray said.

The developer also wrote on Twitter that "less than one percent" of players have reported issues, though this is presumably only counting people who have filed official support tickets. Whatever the case, Murray said, "We're going to resolve roughly 70% of them this week" with the patches.

While a sales number for No Man's Sky has not been announced, Murray suggested that even 1 percent of players is a big number. "It's pretty crazy for us how many people are playing. And how large a number even 1% of that user base is," he said.

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Finally, he said Hello Games is "totally focused" on customer support efforts right now. After issues are resolved, the studio will "move onto improving and adding features to the game."

Murray has talked about adding new content like "the ability to build bases and own giant space freighters." He has also teased that major-sounding new features could come in the future.

"If you hoped for things like pvp multiplayer or city building, piloting freighters, or building civilizations… that isn't what NMS is," he said. "Over time it might become some of those things through updates."

Some updates will be free, while others could cost money. Murray recently said he was "perhaps naive" to suggest that No Man's Sky would only have free updates.

In other news about No Man's Sky, a dataminer has found references to poop and Xbox One. For more on No Man's Sky, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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1%? *looks at Steam reviews*. Sean is at it again

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@definer0: ... or.... maybe just maybe the people who aren't having problems aren't flocking to the review sections for the game to trash it? I know.... crazy, right?

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@whatsazerg: Yup crazy since your theory requires a huge majority to be negative while its about 50/50. Which translates about half the people having problems with the game thats when we dont bother reading positive comments like "its freezing and such but fun".

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Sean is the new Molyneux.

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@hardeddie: Like this comment hasn't been overused.

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How many people actually, formally report issues and contact support though? Maybe like 1%.

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@dominoodle: Guessing that is same percent that are still crying about the game day after day, and even less then the ones who actually bought the game.

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1% of ps4 players had the weight and height of animal scanner flipped http://m.imgur.com/nwcwUi5

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@nomansnoticed: OMG...you're right. And the control layout is STILL wrong too. The star-ship controls layout show the "on foot" button maps and vice versa.

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@vrocka: im 150lbs tall

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The ones with issues are a small minority but they whine so loud it is deafening.

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@Chernnunos: The game sold just under half a million on Steam day one:

http://www.videogamer.com/pc/no_mans_sky/news/no_mans_sky_pc_launch_numbers_insane_says_hello_games.html

There are currently 45,760 reviews for the game on steam which is about 9% of all people who own it. Already a minority.

Only 20,738 are negative. Which is 4%. I.e. a small minority of gamers.

There are 36,000 people online right now. MORE than the number of negative reviews.

So considering that since day one the game will have sold considerably more copies the percentage negative reviews will be EVEN LOWER right now.

Therefore I wasn't incorrect at all and the number of people having problems are a small minority. Next time either do the maths or don't bother replying.

Just because you are butt hurt that you are in the minority doesn't make it less so.

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@dexda: *shots fired*

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Awesome, glad to see them keeping up the great work.

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@Triton: lol

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Sean's right about the 1 percent comment...cause 99 percent people refunded the game.

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'Less than 1 percent', sure...

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That's one helluva vocal 1%.

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I've a couple of minor issues, certainly nothing worth contacting any kind of customer support for.

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@Chernnunos: They need to get their clicks. This way they can have an article about the PC patch being out. A second article about the PC patch notes. A third article about the PS4 patch being out. A fourth article comparing the PC and PS4 patches. Then a fifth article speculating what will be in the next patch.

You need to stop thinking what is best for the readers and start thinking like an Eddie Makuch.

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They should patch the game with the E3 version.

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@kvally: lol that was nothing more than a press demo.

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I never contacted support because in my experience it's like having a penpal with alzheimers. You repeat your problem over and over but it's like there's a different person on the end each time you reply asking the same questions you already answered.

Plus I know my PC is fine and their game is boned.

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--but
--has anyone found a dead body behind a dumpster yet?(while playing)
--i thought that was the new 'gold standard' for any video game

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"The developer also wrote on Twitter that "less than one percent" of players have reported enjoying the game."

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@wtf_666: Sean Murray, the unwanted successor of Peter "The Pathological Liar" Molyneux.

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@speed45823: Peter Molyneux has created some cool games. His game populous was a huge hit back in the day.

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@wtf_666: If you are going to troll, at least get good at it.

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@bfeinberg: Couple of them on here that really need to move on with the crying about the game. If you hate the game so much you think they would have refunded the game or traded it in and moved on. Guess some of them could not afford the game so they bash it day in and day out of rage.

But yes they need to come up with something more creative in the whining and crying department.