Wednesday, 26 October 2016

No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky [NMS] is a computer game first appeared on consoles then ported to the PC platform.

NMS has had a troubled history, when first released it appeared to be a tenth of what had previously been advertised and the port to PC did not go well.

No Man's Sky, over the course of few months, have been under criticisms for a whole lot of reasons. From the game being a product of false advertisements down to the studio's recent investigation from ASA [Advertising Standards Authority], these have all been a nightmare for Murray and his team. And surprisingly, with all the on-going buzz about the title, the people behind the game didn't even bother to speak up or whatsoever. Their silence even started way back when people have started complaining about NMS.

The ASA has the power to have advertisements it believes are in breach of its code of conduct withdrawn, and prevent them from appearing again. If an advertiser refuses to comply with an ASA ruling, it can impose sanctions, such as asking internet search websites to remove a marketer's paid-for search ads.

Neither Sony nor Hello Games offered anything close to that level of candour about the game at all, much less addressing the dropped features or less than spectacular  launch of the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game.

The inability of either company to communicate anything about the game is destroying how players see it. A number of outlets ran stories about how the concurrent number of players for No Man’s Sky was dropping, and how terrible that was.

The latest ignominy for Hello Games is that their Head Office has been abandoned.

It does not bode well for the future.

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