NVIDIA of course is hyped about the game and has posted some screenshots of the game with maxed out in detail settings running — of course — in 4K. Needless to say, the shots are stunning:
You can simply hop on over to Steam and download the game, where it will set you back $59.99. And based on Sean Murray’s Twitter commentary, it appears as though droves of PC gamers have already been bitten by the No Man’s Sky bug:
Bracing for impact on PC. We'll do our best to keep servers online. Be aware there is a lot of you— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 12, 2016
A frankly insane amount of people have just tried to run No Man's Sky for the first time within 15 minutes of it releasing.— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 12, 2016
99% appear to be up and running on our servers. We'll begin trying to resolve asap for those who are having issues— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 12, 2016
When the game was initially released for the PlayStation 4, a massive “day one” patch brought with it some critical fixes and changed to the game’s mechanics, increased the size of galaxies 10x, and added new pathways in the game (among other things). "If you had an early copy somehow, your save game will technically work post update, but you will miss out on new content and experiences if you don’t delete your save before updating (should be obvious why from notes below),” wrote developer Hello Games when announcing the 1.03 patch. “We highly recommend deleting your save if you have played before updating your game (we won’t do this in future, but it’s a day zero update).”
One PlayStation 4 gamer, who obviously doesn’t have any qualms about blowing money, paid $1,300 to secure a copy of the game days before release. And with copies of the game floating out in the wild, some sites decided to break the embargo and post their thoughts on the game ahead of schedule. Hello Games didn’t take too kindly to these actions, and pleaded with gamers to wait for the No Man’s Sky’s official release (and the 1.03 patch) before making any hasty decisions about the game.
More recently, some gamers found a loophole in the game that allows them to collect rare items and advance through the game with ease by taking advantage of the savegame system. This glitch will no doubt be fixed in a future update.