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Sony President, Shuhei Yoshida, Blames Hello Game’s PR Strategy for Backlash of No Man’s Sky

Hello Games and Sean Murray, the creators behind the infamous No Man’s Sky, have gone silent since it’s release back in early August, however that silence has finally been broken by none other than Sony Worldwide Studios’ president Shuhei Yoshida who gives his reason as to why he thinks the game received so much backlash.

In an interview with Eurogamer at Tokyo Game Show, Yoshida stated “I understand some of the criticisms especially Sean Murray is getting, because he sounded like he was promising more features in the game from day one.

“It wasn’t a great PR strategy, because he didn’t have a PR person helping him, and in the end he is an indie developer. But he says their plan is to continue to develop No Man’s Sky features and such, and I’m looking forward to continuing to play the game.”


To everyone’s surprise upon the games initial release, many of features director Sean Murray promised were going to be in the game were seemingly MIA.  The internet went viral with videos of fan reactions and critics alike debunking the features that Sean Murray went on record to announce such as multiplayer and the ability to join alien factions to war with other factions.  However, Yoshida claims he “really enjoyed the game” and points to it future growth as a reason to stay excited:

“Sean Murray says their plan is to continue to develop No Man’s Sky features and such, and I’m looking forward to continuing to play the game.”


Many other features promised in the game such as the ability to own (and name) freighter-type ships as well as base building did not make it into the launch of the game, so it’ll be interesting to see if these items are patched into the game at a later date since most of the games’ recent patches have focused entirely on major bugs that resulted in multiple crashes on PS4 and rendering the PC version almost unplayable.  Although no word yet as to when the next content will arrive, a recent update on the No Man’s Sky website promised “future free updates which will improve, expand, and build the No Man’s Sky universe.”

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More No Man’s Sky Teased to the Public in Its Latest Exploration Trailer

Last week, Sean Murray, lead developer of No Man’s Sky and co founder of the small indie studio Hello Games, took to Twitter to announce that the highly anticipated space exploration game had finally went Gold and will be launching on it’s promised date in the U.S. on August 9th of this year.  A lot of hype has circulated around this game since it’s original announcement at E3 back in 2014, and since then players have been wanting to completely immerse themselves in the endless, beautiful, unknown regions of this PS4 exclusive, that has been in development for nearly 4 years.

Earlier today, Sony EU posted a new trailer for what seems to be part of a four part Pillar series; The first being titled Explore, and show cases many of the games various wildlife, biomes, and overall sheer size of the universe you will be exploring.  The other three trailers presumabely will be titled Fight, Trade, and Survive and will hopefully lay the “What do you do in this game?” question to rest.  In the meantime, click on the video below to view the latest trailer.
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