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No Man’s Sky is Having Major Issues on PC, Community Isn’t Happy

No Man’s Sky is an action adventure and survival video game developed and published by Hello Games. No Man’s Sky is an absolutely huge game, with more than 18 quintillion planets to explore. All the galaxies and their planets, animals and plants are procedurally generated, meaning you get to see something new every time you load the game. But well, there are always some problems. No Man’s Sky is having major issues on PC platform.

No Man’s Sky is Having Major Issues on PC, Community Isn’t Happy

No Man’s Sky released on the PC yesterday. The game got downloaded by thousands of people on the first day but well, it doesn’t work so good on PC. Negative reviews for No Man’s Sky on PC are all over on Steam!

No Man's Sky is Having Major Issues on PC, Community Isn't Happy
No Man’s Sky’s PC Steam review page is filled with negative reviews.

Users are reporting huge FPS drops, crashes, and other performance issues. People with quite high-end PCs which are well over the recommended system requirements for the game are reporting poor performance. More than 4,000 people gave negative reviews to No Man’s Sky on Steam. Many users are requesting refunds too.

No Man's Sky is Having Major Issues on PC, Community Isn't Happy

Currently, No Man’s Sky is having major issues with many high-end PCs. People are experiencing FPS drops, bugs, and crashes. Hello Games, the developers of No Man’s Sky, should address theses issues as fast as possible.

Are these issues only on Nvidia GPUs?

However, most of the people reporting about the issues are using Nvidia GPUs such as GTX 980Ti, 980 and others. Even if paired with a super high-end processor like the Intel Extreme Edition Core i7-5930K, the game is having performance issues.

To clarify the issue, we tested No Man’s Sky on an MSI AMD Radeon R9 390X, and we were getting solid 50-60FPS  on ultra settings at 2560×1440 resolution. It seems like the issues are on Nvidia GPUs only.

No Man's Sky is Having Major Issues on PC, Community Isn't Happy
During our testing using an AMD GPU, the game ran just fine on full ultra settings @ 2560×1440 resolution.

And yes, our test PC is not very powerful too. Here are its complete specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.5GHz Overclocked.
  • GPU: MSI AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB GDDR5.
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8 Z77-V LE.
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2400MHz.
  • Power supply: Cooler Master V650 80+ GOLD.

Update: AMD has launched the new Crimson 16.8.2 drivers which have support for No Man’s Sky. If you’re an AMD GPU user and you’re experiencing issues in No Man’s Sky, we suggest installing these drivers. You can download AMD Crimson 16.8.2 drivers from here.

Update 2: Nvidia has launched their new 374.52 WHQL drivers with support for No Man’s Sky. This will definitely minimize the issues if it doesn’t fix them. You can download Nvidia 374.52 WHQL drivers from here

Well, it seems like these issues are mostly on Nvidia GPUs only. Hopefully, the developers will address these issues and make No Man’s Sky great for PCs too. But they have to do it fast, as the game is getting flooded with negative reviews.

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Afrasiyab Khan

Afrasiyab Khan is the HMG of GeeksULTD. He's the man behind the keyboard covering the news, reviews, and rumors at GeeksULTD. In his spare time, he does some meat grinding in PUBG & CS:GO. And yeah, don't ask him about his age. He's still in Kindergarten!
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