The last time I played the game was last year and everything was silky smooth. I was quite happy with performance. I’ve just started it again to check the latest updates and the whole thing is laggy as hell, even after turning settings way down and restarting. I’m currently going from 80fps down to 5fps with no warning, huge hiccups and lag spikes.
Many players from the gaming community responded to the thread confirming they also noticed performance issues. One of them encountered mouse sensitivity issues and reported that textures not loading properly.
How to quickly fix game lag issues in No Man’s Sky
Some gamers suggested updating the video card drivers or clearing the cache. Some players confirmed that clearing the cache worked for them.
It looks like this problem is mainly caused by your system’s hardware configuration.
Alternatively, if the problem persists, you can uninstall the game, delete all the folders from your device and then install the latest updates.