Developer Hello Games has been silent since the release of No Man's Sky, which was under investigation for false advertising, but that changed this week when the company's Twitter account shockingly proclaimed, "No Man's Sky was a mistake". You can see the Tweet that has been deleted below:
Forbes was claiming that this wasn't a hack after receiving information from Hello Games, and says that the message is from an angry emmployee. In an email to Polygon, Hello Games mastermind Sean Murray (or someone who claims to be him) says, "The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down. We have not been coping well." It remains unclear whether his account has been hacked or that Murray was the disgruntled employee.
Here's what the email from Polygon said:
No Man's Sky was a mistake.
I have contacted you because the silence from Hello Games has been unwarranted and unprofessional. The community has asked me to speak up, and I have a confession to make. The game was simply unfinished upon arrival. Our hand was forced by not only Sony, but the community as well. The constant harassment and absolute gross misconduct on the community's part has made it hard to fulfill our artistic vision, while the pressure from Sony to release the game as soon as possible forced us to cut key features. I want to apologize for what we did not deliver on, as the game does not meet up to what our artistic vision was.
However, we do wish that the community was more understanding of our situation. Many people have asked for refunds despite our promise to continually improve and update No Man's Sky. We are just a small studio that has poured our blood, sweat, and tears into this project. The complete lack of respect when it comes to the work we have done absolutely saddens not only myself, but the team as well. We want to improve the game to the point we dreamed of it being and beyond.
I hope everyone affected understands,
Update 1: Mashable claims to have actually talked to Sean Murray who says that someone from the building tweeted the shocking message, and that they're working to resolve the issue internally. Murray has broken his silence on Twitter, saying the following:
Update 2: Murray tweeted that the supposed hacked was due to LinkedIn. It looks like Hello Games is contradicting itself, and it's hard to believe which is true anymore.
Update 3: Murray tweeted this to the Hello Games Twitter page, "Are you still hacked and stuff?"
Update 4: Kotaku shared some intriguing updates about this, including a lengthy email they received that seems to be fake, which looks much shorter than what Forbes received:
Update 5: Apparently, Hello Games "responded" to Sean Murray, the Hello Games chief, and claimed that all email swere part of the hack, including the two-line rseponse Forbes got, and the lengthy email sent to Kotaku.