No Man’s Sky Twitter story update

no man's skyYesterday, we reported on an interesting tweet straight from the official No Man’s Sky Twitter account saying that the game ‘was a mistake’. Different reports emanated from it, such as it being a hack, or a tweet posted by a disgruntled staff member. Sean Murray was also responding to emails, but even those were questioned as being legit or from the hacker themselves, whoever it may have been.

The good news is that all is now resolved, although there is still a bit of confusion as to what happened. Nothing is really forthcoming, and with the studio going back into silence again like they have been since August 18th, it’s all just a little frustrating.

Polygon received an email from ‘Sean Murray’, which they published on their website. It reads:

No Man’s Sky was a mistake.

I have contacted you because the silence from Hello Games has been unwarranted and unprofessional. The community has asked me to speak up, and I have a confession to make. The game was simply unfinished upon arrival. Our hand was forced by not only Sony, but the community as well. The constant harassment and absolute gross misconduct on the community’s part has made it hard to fulfill our artistic vision, while the pressure from Sony to release the game as soon as possible forced us to cut key features. I want to apologize for what we did not deliver on, as the game does not meet up to what our artistic vision was.

However, we do wish that the community was more understanding of our situation. Many people have asked for refunds despite our promise to continually improve and update No Man’s Sky. We are just a small studio that has poured our blood, sweat, and tears into this project. The complete lack of respect when it comes to the work we have done absolutely saddens not only myself, but the team as well. We want to improve the game to the point we dreamed of it being and beyond.

I hope everyone affected understands,

Sean Murray

It’s all pretty absurd and daft, and the silence doesn’t help anyone. Sure, some fans may still be enjoying No Man’s Sky for what it is, whether you think gamers hyped it up, or it was all Sony and their marketing budgets, or Sean’s promises of features now lacking.

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