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No Man's Sky: Update 1.3: Atlas Rises – A Note From Sean

Sean writes: "Hello, It’s been a year since No Man’s Sky first released, and it’s been an exciting, intense and emotional year for us at Hello Games. We have been quiet, but we have been listening intently. We've spent that year working hard on free updates for this game our team cares about so much."

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11d ago Replies(2)
joab77711d ago

We can keep bashing them, or for once be happy that a company has listened to us and made the changes that we asked for. Yes, it's best to always get everything right the first time, bit Im not gonna complain about a game I have sunk 100 hrs into and haven't yet played new content. Can't wait actually!

narsaku11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

Yea they've made tens of millions of dollars and can all comfortably retire in 1 fell swoop because they were legally allowed to LIE to the entire world about their product and get away with it.

But hey, a year later it's a LITTLE bit better than it never was before.

Lets pat them on the back. <3

..Jeez...

Dirtnapstor11d ago

Whatever dude...that's not how making "tens of millions of dollars" works. Don't worry narsaku, they won't be retiring before you do. Sucks to see others successful eh? /s

narsaku11d ago

@Agent

Growing up isn't downplaying warranted criticism over a industry known con artist. Instead of tossing a rug over criticism, why not answer it directly in form of debate?

..The answer is you can't. You can only be apologetic over a con artist.

narsaku11d ago

@Dirt

http://www.playstationlifes...

Now, while they've been reluctant to give real numbers, it's safe to say the game has made that tiny indy studio more money than they know what to do with... The one here who doesn't know how someone would go making that amount of money, is you.

Btw, what in the world does my success have to do with someone elses? You actually think I hate seeing people succeed?

Never.

I just don't enjoy seeing people lie and con through their teeth succeeding, then having fanatics blindly praise what they did without thinking.

"I like the game", isn't an excuse. It should be about, "They lied to everyone about their product, in a dozen different catagories."

Would you praise a car manufacturer who lied to you about your insurence policy?

NO. You wouldn't.

..Ignorance.

x_BlackRose11d ago

Yikes, who abandoned you as a child?! Get over yourself

UCForce11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

This is about redemption of Hello Games. They will do anything to gain people trust back. Hello games stick their gut to fix their mistakes. Unlike Mighty No.9, that game broken and the man who behind that game just grabbed people money and ran away. Most of liars always run away, but few liars want a redemption by fixing their mistake.

KwietStorm11d ago

They sold some copies of a videogame. They didn't hack the stock market.

..Jeez..

slavish011d ago

Developers like this, ark or publishers like Activision I will not support. Its sad people turn a blind eye to facts because the developer finally started doing their job. Id look at them differently if they gave massive refunds but that would require them to care. Supporting this sets a bad industry standard.

Dirtnapstor11d ago

And how much of that 78 million do you think they'll get to keep?
I'm glad they actually did well with respect to the fact that they have been able to continue on and fix this game, a (seemingly) honest attempt to make things right.
Im not defending whether or not he lied. The fact is now, HG is regularly redeeming themselves.

MagicBeanz11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

Wow I bet you're fun at parties.

Nacho_Z11d ago

What about the fact that an independent investigation found them not guilty of intentionally misleading consumers? Sorry if that interferes with your desire to whinge.

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Shin-Zantetsuken10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Calm down man; it is just a game. If you didnt like it and felt disappointed then you probably got rid of it and that is the end of the story. No need to go on a crusade against the developers for the rest of your life. They were also found "not guilty" of lying by law so we cannot hold them responsible once the law have acquitted them.

I think they have received their fair share of criticism including a lot of embarrassment and humiliation over the past year. However, I think they have done much to redeem themselves by now and deserve a break from all the hate. It would have been another story if they just went silent and started a new project or closed studio and ran away with the money but they have been trying their best to fix the game. They at least deserve credit for listening to criticisms with an open mind and for their dedication to making the game better. They made a mistake but have been desperately trying to make it right so please give them a break.

SirBradders10d ago

You ever been a restaurant or cafe and been given food that looks nothing like what's on your plate.

If not send me the details :-D

mike32UK10d ago

I think the likely scenario is that they announced the game far too early, Sony were getting annoyed with the delays so forced them to release in a state that didn't meet their original vision... Stop acting like you know what actually happened. If you've ever listened to this guy in an interview you would know how genuine and down to earth he is - either that or he's a very convincing sociopath... I know which one I'd hedge my bets on

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PlayableGamez-11d ago

No. Hello Games let greed outweigh bringing a quality product. If you want to support developers cash out and finish the product later, that is on you. I will not support such corporate slavery.

Imalwaysright11d ago

True. As if this industry wasn't already an anti-consumer joke now I see some gamers celebrating that the content that should be in the game day one is given to them one year later and even more pathetic, I see them talking about redemption as if Hello games should be commended for not only false advertising but also releasing an incomplete and extremely broken game that I believe broke the record for more patches in less than a month after the release date. There are some truly pathetic gamers out there that deserve the anti consumer joke that this industry has become but unfortenately they ruin it for others that are sick and tired of this industry's underhanded business practices.

UCForce11d ago

Here the thing, if Hello Game left No Man Sky with no supporting it, that would make them even worse. It won't make HG better neither. So they stayed here and fixing the mistake what they had made. Run away wouldn't help.

subtenko11d ago

the game would be delayed for decades.... if we listened to you minecraft would still be delayed..... stfu and enjoy the free updates and make suggestions or gtfo

Razzer11d ago

Turned a bad launch into a great comeback. Impressed with how hard they have worked this past year in the face of probably the most vicious backlash in the history of gaming.

narsaku11d ago

You'd be surprised on what tens of millions of dollars made on lying can buy in order to help fix up your pos product.

Razzer11d ago

Why the hell do you even care?

rainslacker11d ago

You'd be surprised how many people would just take the tens of millions of dollars and just say screw it, I'm done.

But they didn't, despite the fact that no matter what they do is likely to ever redeem themselves in the eyes of some. Instead, they're spending at least part of that tens of millions of dollars on the product which people seem to want. It's late, but they are at least doing something right in the end.

Rimeskeem11d ago

They made a lot of money, could have left the game like that. BUT NO. They are working their asses off to make the game better instead of abandoning it and taking the money.

Grow up.

Imalwaysright11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

rainslacker

Surprised about what? How many devs did what hello games did? How many devs did you see falsely advertising their game, not having the complete full priced game they talked about 1 year later even with updates and releasing a game that had at least 10 patches in less than a month after the release date? I can't think of a studio doing all this! Sure some guilty of doing one or another underhanded practice but so many at once? Not one studio comes to mind so I'm not sure what I should be surprised about.

Doing good? What's good about having a studio doing these things? Would it be good if every studio, publisher or dev did what hello games did? Is that what gamers want? Incomplete full priced games, "free" updates after 1 year that still do not deliver on everything that was promised, false advertising and extremely broken games? By all means keep enabling these practices and I'll be there laughing at your faces when you finally start complaining that more and more devs/publishers/studios pull their own No man's sky but on the bright side you'll have the functional games you paid full price for one or two years after their release date because that's the good thing that they'll be doing for you.

bluefox75510d ago

As other have said: Grow up.

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opinionated11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

He caught a bad beat, I hope with their next game they employ better marketing. People with common sense could see what the game was after the 2nd trailer but common sense isn't so common anymore. The "play it to find out" marketing doesn't work on this dumber generation of folks.

narsaku11d ago

Better marketing = not lying every time you open your mouth.

There. We did it.

opinionated11d ago

Yes. Let the hate flow through you. It's sour Saturday after all.

narsaku11d ago

@opinionated

I'm intelligent enough to see the forest for it's trees. Nobody ever said it wasn't a double edged sword. But at the end of the day I'm not the one getting scammed just to be apologetic to it like a fool.

You pretending by thinking you knew what the game was about based on a trailer to cover up being okay with being lied to about several key features of the game over the course of months isn't a good thing. No matter how you try to twist it.

..A sad day has come when people start praising being sold a product on falsities.

opinionated11d ago

No, I actually did know what it was. I was called a troll when I told people what it was during the fever pitch hype levels. Ironically the roles reversed when I saw this dude being mercilessly trashed by the same exact people that called me a troll for pointing out the same exact things people were pissed about lol.

The 2nd trailer was the exact same as the first reveal trailer. It was blatantly obvious and it's clear people's hype clouded their vision and I already said he made a mistake by leaving it up to people's imaginations to guess what their game was. The MP was disproven before launch so no, I'm not an apologist and I don't have any sympathy for the crybaby haters. I laugh at them honestly. I didn't buy NMS because I knew what it was, I have no reason to even be a little upset, let alone have deep seeded hatred towards the fella like he assaulted my mother.

UCForce11d ago

Sure, but a redemption is a right choice. Your extreme hate with this game. It's almost like psychotic level. I'm sorry to say like that, but your statement is act like that.