No Man’s Sky promises updates to move Beyond bugs

    
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With virtual reality and much larger multiplayer functionality than before, No Man’s Sky Beyond should be the toast of the town right now. And it very well might be, provided that Hello Games can lock down some of the nastier issues that are plaguing it this week.

Both the console and PC versions of Beyond have seen numerous crashes and other performance problems since the update’s release. Bugs such as not being able to access one’s save file, getting blue screens, and becoming stuck between doors are popping up all over the place. Players also are reporting that the game is operating sluggishly at times.

The studio said that it’s on it: “Already today we have brought together a build for some of our statistically more important issues on XBox and PS4. Similarly on PC we expect to get changes to experimental on PC very soon after release.” Hello Games suggested that PC users access Steam’s experimental (test server) branch to see if the changes help.

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

I guess I was just lucky. This expansion is rolling for me way more smoothly than the previous ones. And I didn’t even started a new game, just loaded a months old save, yet everything is working fine, with even less problems than last time I’ve played.

I hope they fix the bugs that everyone else are having to suffer through tho.

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nobleeinherjar

The biggest issues I’m having are weirdly sluggish pop-in along with terrible draw distances, textures going wonky when trying to change my appearance, and not being able to rebind my keys. This is my first serious go on the PC version and trying to fly with the default M&K controls is rough. Maybe I just need more practice.

Still, I’ll probably just check back in a couple weeks to see what all has been ironed out. There have been bugs after every major update so I’m used to the routine.

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NeoWolf

I just need to know ONE thing about Beyond… did it fix the bug where terrain would regrow through your base once cleared over time? As that bug killed my interest in playing the game at the time. So if Beyond fixed that then i’m all in :)

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John Hoffman

yeah this was the bug that cause me and my friends to quit the game. REALLY sucked to have a nice base just suddenly appear half underground. That and the bugs in the freighter ships where you popped into space and died. I think really one of the biggest issues with the game are the many game impacting bugs.

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Dug From The Earth

The majority of issues stem from players loading into existing games.

MOST game dev studios understand that when you change THAT much in a game update, you force players to start new saves/games because the old save data will be very incompatible.

For some reason, Hello Games must have felt like they could manage it… but obviously not so much.

Starting a new game from scratch, I experienced one crash (at the space anomaly), and one bug (not able to modify my keybinds). The game ran smooth, the new features were great (played with a friend).

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kgptzac

It’s kinda ironic that when I started in Next, the concern which the apparent cold shoulder which the devs gave to existing players (who chose to play on existing save file) was brushed aside; because well, shit didn’t affect me and why would I care?

I got the table turned when I return for Beyond. Apart from some performance hiccups, the most aggravating bug I encountered is the constant fall thru wall/ceiling bug when interacting with fleet command room inside my freighter. I never had this problem back in Next, and I can only assume the devs fucked around with physics and models and whatnot and introduced this bug.

I get it that I already paid Hello Games $60, and they’d rather have new customers to throw a new $60 at them… but this is a matter of respect, and when I feel disrespected as a member of the “returning players” group, I’m very unlikely to support this game further on.

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ejester

lol how bad does one game need to abuse your trust before you finally tell it to fuck off?

anyone playing this dumpster fire deserves everything they get. or not as is generally the case with this team.

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BalsBigBrother

What I get is a lot of fun but I don’t expect you care so /shugs

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Karma_Mule

See, you got what you deserved….lots of fun! ;-)

And, same for me too. Having a good time with it. Each update has brought it closer to what I hoped for, and with this update including farming, taming, riding alien creatures, they’ve definitely gone beyond (pardon the pun) what I was hoping for.

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NeoWolf

The only real dumpster fire it has had was no multiplayer as promised at launch which it now has… beyond that the game has been mostly awesome.

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BalsBigBrother

Well to be honest even that didn’t bother me so much because I didn’t really follow the initial hype for the game so never had any expectations for it.

I bought it on a whim shortly after release and have not had any issue with it as a game. The only “problem” is that I tend to run out of steam or get distracted by other things so I have never finished it but that is a me problem rather than a game one.

Its nice to see that Hello Games didn’t give up when they had every reason to given how it launched and was panned. I am happy that people seem to be a lot more positive about it as a game these days too.

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NeoWolf

I agree, lack of multiplayer was a total non issue for me, I was never looking to play it multiplayer :)

I have a lot of respect for Hello Games, they should be the PR poster for development done right frankly. When they make mistakes they don’t make excuses, they get to work and they fix it. When they make a promise they deliver.. SO many developers could learn from them. :)

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Michael Hawes

No Mans Sky has developed into an outstanding game, so much to do and yes you have to find the stuff to do but it’s a sandbox, there are story missions, exploration missions etc etc but there is always something to do

also the VR was incredible

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BigAngry

I’ve read (including in the linked articles here) and seen video that PC VR is… just completely b0rked, so I’m going to give it a week or three before trying that particular component.

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agemyth 😩

It was functional in my limited experience, but my GTX 970 doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. To get a playable framerate I have to turn the world into mud and I’m not sure NMS is the same without eye candy.