‘No Man’s Sky’ Creator Sean Murray (Maybe) Tweets the Game ‘Was a Mistake’

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By William Hicks | 11:03 am, October 28, 2016

After months of silence and verbal abuse by disappointed gamers, Hello Games, maker of No Man’s Sky, has finally broken its silence.

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Yep, even the creators agree No Man’s Sky was a let down.

Hello Games quickly deleted the tweet and switched the Twitter account to private.

In an email to Polygon, the game’s creator Sean Murray said, “The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down. We have not been coping well.”

But the company representatives are telling a different story. They told Forbes the tweet came from a “disgruntled employee.” Or in other words, not very a very nice name for the founder of the company.

Then Murray followed up on his personal Twitter with some insane stuff about getting hacked, Mr. Robot and LinkedIn.

Apparently the original tweet was made through Murray’s LinkedIn account, so that might have been where a “hack” originated from.


Sean Murray has been silent since August, with very little done to improve or add features to No Man’s Sky. The game at launch was littered with bugs and many gamers were angered that a large number of promised features did not make it into the final product. 

Murray and Hello Games have no doubt been at the receiving end of some online vitriol in the past few months, but at least they have the millions and millions of dollars they made selling an overpriced tech demo to comfort them. But apparently that’s not enough and Murray or some “disgruntled employee” seems to be losing it.

Update: Hello Games says the initial tweet and all the emails from Sean Murray and Hello Games reps sent to the press were all created by a hacker. The whole situation is pretty strange considering Murray’s notable absence form social media in the last few months.


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