The latest No Man's Sky update has made major improvements to the game, but it also causes players to save files that are deleted. .
Some players on all platforms find that when they try to load the game they see their hours played logged correctly, but their storage starts at the beginning of the game, which means they've lost all the progress. Loading from a previous automatic storage or manual storage from the affected game does not seem to resolve the issue.
PC Players have found a solution to this issue by editing their inventory, but there is no such solution for PlayStation or Xbox. Kotaku Video Producer Paul Tamayo, who lost his progress yesterday on PlayStation 4, was able to load an earlier rescue he had backed up on a USB drive to restore his progress. He said that loading from a cloud save did not work when it was automatically uploaded while playing and he recovered his storage from PlayStation that we use in the office by loading the one that saves on a USB stick and then launching his game from that store .
No Man's Sky develops Hello Games did not respond to a request for comment last night. Update – 10:33 am: Hello Games has said that the hotfix patches come into PC, but updates for PlayStation and Xbox will be slower.
Last time No Man's Sky received a major update, Hello Games pushed several small bug fixes in the weeks afterwards. Hopefully this error will be resolved quickly and players can come back to explore the galaxy without fear of losing what they have done so far.