No Man’s Sky was released in August this year and eventually ended up as the worst nightmare for Hello Games and Director Sean Murray as the game didn’t perform live up to the expectation of many players and most of them claimed that the game lacked so many promised features.
Players counted started dropping after a few weeks of the launch and players demanded for a refund from the retailers and digital stores they got the game such as Steam, Amazon and PSN, that led to less than 1000 active players on Steam.
No Man’s Sky Steam Page Did Not Mislead Consumers
Back in September, UK’s Advertising Standards Authority opened an investigation against the Hello Games on account of False advertising after receiving so many complaints against the studio from the gamers. Most of them complained that they have been mislead by the Steam page of No Man’s Sky. However, things are different and not like what it seemed.
According to the rulings of ASA, the Steam page of No Man’s Sky didn’t mislead the consumers as it already mentioned that the it is a “procedurally generated” game. Below is the statement issued by ASA;
The summary description of the game made clear that it was procedurally generated, that the game universe was essentially infinite, and that the core premise was exploration.
As such, we considered consumers would understand the images and videos to be representative of the type of content they would encounter during gameplay, but would not generally expect to see those specific creatures, landscapes, battles, and structures.
Recently, Hello Games released foundation update 1.1 for the game that added two new modes, base building, new user interface, alien recruitment and much more that almost gave new life to the No Man’s Sky. We also heard a report claiming more players joining the game after foundation update, which is a positive development for the studio.
The game is available for PC and PS4. Stay tuned for more updates!