A shocking tweet briefly hit Twitter not too long ago this afternoon, straight from No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games, saying “No Man’s Sky was a mistake.” Pretty blunt words about your own product, so it’s clearly a case of the Twitter account being hacked, right? Well, you would be wrong.
The tweet disappeared almost instantly, but not before Twitter followers had a chance to reply, and screenshot the evidence. Forbes writer Erik Kain says in an update that he “reached out to the developer and asked them whether it was a hack. A representative of Hello Games replied, telling me that a “disgruntled employee” had made the tweet and that they were “currently trying to sort out the issue.”
Very interesting indeed, right? Further still, Polygon were involved with some correspondence with No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray via email, or claiming to be him at least, saying “The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down. We have not been coping well.”
Since the release of No Man’s Sky, developer Hello Games have been super quiet, with the odd promise of fixing bugs and adding features that were initially promised for the title. The game is no doubt on a course to being the biggest upset and disappointment of 2016, but its story is certainly not over yet.