To the delight of the few remaining people who haven’t already ditched the game out out of disgust, No Man Sky’s creator has broken his months-long radio silence with a much-needed update to the game.
Boasting features like base building and three types of gameplay, the new update takes several steps to make the game what players originally thought it would be. It would have been great if Sean Murray, the much-maligned man behind the game, had just released the update and left it at that. But instead, he kept up his recent habit of being a complete tool through social media by playing the victim card.
@NoMansSky no offense, but you shouldn’t victimize yourselves here. Going radio silent doesn’t help either. Be transparent. be honest.
— Sky Williams (@SkyWilliams) November 27, 2016
Murray blatantly ignores the thing he was most criticized for: his lack of communication.
@NoMansSky well knowing a little about what was even fucking going on might have helped us give a shit
— Matt (@Mf19817) November 27, 2016
No Man’s Sky was one of the most hyped games in recent memory, with Murray promising all sorts of things to players that were never delivered. After months and months of incredible hype, Murray’s decision to go completely silent after negative reaction upon release was shocking and a little frustrating to hordes of disappointed gamers.
The last time Murray had interacted with the public via social media was October 28— to deal with a hacking scandal. Before that, he had remained silent for more than a month, even as gamers demanded he respond to the mushrooming complaints. For Murray to pull the “if you could have lived our lives” card is a slap in the face to anyone that bought the game and wanted answers during those months of silence.
Despite our collective dislike of Murray on the gaming side of Heat Street, many other people seem willing to forgive and congratulate him, with most using this as an opportunity to get back into the game.
@NoMansSky congratulations Sean, looks great
— Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) November 27, 2016
@NoMansSky Sounds incredible, great work!
— Stephen McNeice (@maccytothedee) November 27, 2016
Never give up @NoMansSky , this update might just have given your rep back.
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) November 27, 2016
Murray couldn’t run an effective PR campaign if his life depended on it, but if the game keeps progressing at this rate we might have to reconsider our animosity toward the poor guy.