No Man’s Sky, the upcoming offering from Hello Games that promises to be the next big thing in the gaming world, has been at the centre of public attention for all the wrong reasons. Despite all the hype that surrounds the game, the creators have had to endure some serious bitterness from fans following their decision to delay the launch of the game for unexplained reasons. This time around, it seems that an unfortunate affair has caused fans to feel rather underwhelmed by the scope of the game.
A few days back, a leaked copy of the game that is yet to be released was sold on eBay to a Redditor who goes by the name Daymeeuhn, for a ridiculously large sum. Moreover, he had been posting videos of the game as he progressed through the game’s huge universe, thereby giving away many spoilers. Needless to say, the creators of No Man’s Sky, people who have put in years of effort into developing the game, are not happy.
But there’s more to it. According to Daymeeuhn’s Reddit post (spoilers), he has already managed to reach the Center of the game’s galaxy, and he has somehow accomplished the feat within a matter of thirty hours. This piece of information has dramatically disappointed fans who have already pre-ordered the game, especially because the developers had said that it would take a player anywhere between forty and one hundred hours to reach the Center.
While Daymeeuhn has admitted that he has intentionally cut down on the time taken to reach the Center because he wanted to get at it early, he insists that he has experienced a lot of what the game has to offer. However, he also says this does not mean that he’s done playing the game. There’s a lot more to do in the game that is based on the four tenets of exploration, survival, combat and trading. Just because he has reached “the secret” stage of the game, does not mean he will not be exploring all the other planets in the universe that contains more than 18 quintillion planets, each with their unique trait.
Surely enough, the developers have taken the existing videos down from the original website they appeared in. Sean Murray, Founder and CEO of Hello Games, addressed enthusiasts via Twitter asking them not to see the videos and spoil the expectations they have from the game. But to what extent this will help revive the hype among fans of the game (who are already questioning if the game will be as challenging as Hello Game has promised) remains to be seen. The videos may be gone, but the Reddit post is still up, and it does shed light on a host of other internal details of the game.
The game is supposed to be launched on the PS4 on August 9 in the US, while the PC version will release on August 12.