No Man’s Sky Dev Responds to Fans’ Ridiculous Expectations

The founder of Hello Games, the company responsible for the soon-to-be-released No Man’s Sky, has responded to the ludicrous expectations some corners of the internet have for the upcoming game.

No Man’s Sky has attracted a ravenous fan base that has often been referred to as cult-like, which hasn’t been helped by the pre-release debacle surrounding the game which has seen many play an early version of it missing a number of key features, which are set to be included in a day one patch. As a result of these missing features, some of those playing these early copies had claimed that the game wasn’t living up to their expectations, though many had let their imaginations run wild when it came to what the game would allow them to do.

In response to the growing hyperbole surrounding the game’s features, Murray has penned a blog post titled “What do you do in No Man’s Sky?” In it, he suggests that it “maybe it isn’t the game you “imagined” from those trailers,” adding: “Over time it might become some of those things through updates.”

So, if you’re wondering exactly what No Man’s Sky “is,” here’s Murray’s description of the game: 

“Lots of little details have changed (so many, SO MANY, for the better!) but the game looks and plays just as we aimed to. The thing I’m so proud of though, is that I’ve managed to gather the most talented team I’ve ever worked with, and they’ve done some of the best work of their lives, to help make this happen.

Here is what No Man’s Sky definitely is:

– Exploring a universe of pretty procedurally generated worlds, with beautiful creatures
– Trading with NPCs
– Combat against robots/mechs and cool space battles
– Survival/crafting in a universe-sized sandbox
– An awesome procedural soundtrack from my genuine favorite band (check the NMS album out here)
– For one small moment, you might feel like you’ve stepped into a sci-fi book cover

That means this maybe isn’t the game you *imagined* from those trailers. If you hoped for things like PVP multiplayer or city building, piloting freighters, or building civilizations… that isn’t what NMS is. Over time it might become some of those things through updates.”

Hopefully that settles it.