‘No Man’s Sky’ Developer Hello Games Hits Back at Critics

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By Matthew Dunn | 5:52 am, November 29, 2016

It was of the most hyped video game releases in recent times, which allowed players to explore a galaxy containing 18 quintillion unique planets.

No Man’s Sky was designed with two main objectives: Journey to the centre of the universe and to learn more about a mysterious construct known as ATLAS.

Mystery of what’s at the centre of the universe has been a large appeal of the game, with an extraordinary amount of hours of gameplay required to find the answer.

However, after finding out the game essentially reset once the centre of the universe was reached, players were understandably upset.

This wasn’t the only grievance people had with the game either, with a Reddit thread claiming No Man’s Sky had lured players in with false advertising.

Players highlighted a large number of misrepresentations from the trailer and the actual video game.

Following the controversy, No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games remained largely silent.

This all changed over the weekend when it released its first major statement since the August launch of the title.

The issued statement told players to expect “The Foundation Update” at some stage this week.

“We’re calling it The Foundation Update, because we have added the foundations of base building, and also because this is putting in place a foundation for things to come,” the statement read.

What this means is players will be able to craft a home on a planet they have discovered, which has been a highly requested feature.

Hello Games added that in September it had fixed many of the most common or critical bugs and since then it had been working on the Foundation Update.

“It won’t be our biggest update, but it is the start of something,” Hello Games wrote.

“The discussion around No Man’s Sky since release has been intense and dramatic. We have been quiet, but we are listening and focusing on improving the game that our team loves and feels so passionately about.

“This update will be the first small step in a longer journey. We hope you can join us.”

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This article was originally published on news.com.au