After waiting an additional three days to take flight and explore No Man's Sky's 18 quintillion planets, PC users encountered several bugs and glitches following the game's launch on Steam earlier today. The game's Steam page has been inundated with thousands of poor reviews, resulting in an overall rating of "Mostly Negative."
Sean Murray of Hello Game issued a lengthy series of tweets to keep players apprised of known issues and solutions as they became (and become) available.
"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," he wrote in one tweet. "Biggest issue reported so far is players without the Visual C++ Redist 2010. First PC patch released already! Update and restart if needed," he continued just a short time later.
Murray responded to other issues as they cropped up—from out-of-date graphics drivers to users whose video cards fell below minimum specifications.
Hello Games is working frantically on a patch to address No Man's Sky's most critical issues, though neither Murray nor any other representative has explicitly defined those issues.