The developers of No Man’s Sky – which was hyped as the best video game of 2016, before keen gamers declared it the absolute worst – have broken their silence by announcing an update to the much-maligned space exploration time-killer. 

‘No Man’s Sky’ Devs Finally Acknowledge Gamer Fury, Reveal Update Plans

In response to claims that NMS hit store shelves and Steam libraries under false pretenses and in a half-baked state, Hello Games have revealed they’ll soon be rolling out The Foundation Update.

A statement posted on the Hello Games site claims the update will enable players to build bases in-game, but perhaps more importantly, they say it’ll also serve as “a foundation for things to come.”

In the nine weeks since Hello Games last issued an update, players (and many, many former players) have raised hell about the entire sitch. This new statement touches on their concerns / complaints / apocalyptic fury:

“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.

Positive or negative feedback, you have been heard and that will truly help to make this a better game for everyone.”

The No Man’s Sky subreddit, perhaps the forum most persistently critical of the game, has experienced mixed reactions to this development. While some are dead keen to see what’s next for NMS after an extended period of radio silence, others are a lil’ more jaded. 

One user wrote “they were in a lose-lose scenario if they spoke up too early and decided to just get to work. 

They did say that they were working on it; it was the community that created this belief that they took the cash and abandoned ship.”

To that, another replied “they announced this during Black Friday when the game is on sale. This is hillarious (sic)…The people falling for it need their heads checked.”

Hello Games concludes “this update will be the first small step in a longer journey.” Spoiler alert, but if the journey ends up anything like the stock game, it’ll be the exact same thing all over again.

Source: Hello Games.
Photo: GhostRobo / YouTube.