No Man’s Sky got a lot of slack of the community when it came out on PS4 in 2016. The game received criticism across the board for its lack of content and false marketing. However, it seems after two years No Man’s Sky and Hello Games have finally redeemed themselves. Numerous updates are released that made notable changes to the game. The efforts seem to be paying off as the recent Steam reviews just into “mostly positive” category. They recently touched mixed reviews earlier this month but in little, over two weeks the game saw mostly positive reviews on Steam. The most recent changes introduced to No Man’s Sky included newly opened portal stargates, new biomes, deeper trading, exocraft for advanced exploration, new modes (Survival/Permadeath/Creative), base building, new missions/story, terrain manipulation, crashed/interstellar freighters, and deeper space combat. Players think Hello Games have finally earned the asking price, two years after the game … [Read more...] about No Man’s Sky Recent Steam Reviews Are “Mostly Positive,” Hello Games’ Efforts Pay Off
Hello Games is already planning on the future of No Man’s Sky after their massive multiplayer update, No Man’s Sky Next, hits tomorrow. In a new blog post on the No Man’s Sky website, lead developer Sean Murray thanks his team for persevering through the good and bad times in developing the game, including the aftermath of the games tumultuous launch in 2016, and subsequent silence towards the community following the game’s release. “Whilst I couldn’t be prouder of the team, I personally made mistakes,” reflects Murray. “I could talk all day about things I personally would change. Certainly one regret is that the intensity and drama of launch left no room for communication with the community. We decided instead to focus on development rather than words. Following Foundation, Pathfinder and Atlas Rises, we really want to include you, the community, more.” Hello Games has included the No Man’s Sky community in their ongoing ARG … [Read more...] about Hello Games Promising More Community Input After No Man’s Sky Next
Hello Games has unveiled its first trailer for No Man's Sky's major, multiplayer-focussed NEXT update, which comes to PC, PS4 and - for the first time - Xbox One, on July 24th.NEXT's flagship addition, of course, is multiplayer, which enables a small group to team up for bouts of planetary exploration, building, space combat, racing, questing, and more - all of which will be playable in both first- or third-person perspective. It'll be possible to bump into - or prey on - random players too.That's a genuinely exciting, and very welcome, addition to what's a sometimes lonely game of exploration and expansion - but, speaking as someone who's been thoroughly ensnared by the strangely hypnotic meanderings of No Man's Sky as it's grown through multiple updates, I'm just as excited about some of the other new features briefly highlighted in the latest trailer. First and foremost is the new terrain generation system, which notably improves the appearance of planets. The trailer highlights … [Read more...] about Hello Games reveals first trailer for No Man’s Sky’s imminent NEXT update
You might be wondering what could possibly Electronic Arts (EA) or anyone for that matter take away from Hello Games under the blanket of positivity. The developer in question is, after all, the front runner for the biggest video game disasters of this generation with No Man’s Sky and will possibly remain as a stern example for future generations as well. What was supposed to be a technological breakthrough in the science fiction genre turned out to be a complete facade. There were several missing features at release, some core to the ambitious project, that all had been repeatedly promised by the developer to be in the works. There were also performance issues to deal with, topped with an appalling ending as a reward for those who endured the blemished campaign despite the shortcomings. If the fraudulent marketing was not enough, Hello Games went radio silent soon after the backlash started pouring in. Hence, the only legacy that No Man’s Sky left behind in the process was … [Read more...] about One Positive Thing EA Could Learn From Hello Games, the Vexed No Man’s Sky Developer
If we discuss the biggest marketing disaster of this generation of gaming, No Man’s Sky would lead the debate. However, it seems No Man’s Sky and Hello Games are on the road to redemption. Many notable updates released for the game, changes made to regenerated universe, newly opened portal stargates, new biomes, deeper trading, exocraft for advanced exploration, new modes (Survival/Permadeath/Creative), base building, new missions/story, terrain manipulation, crashed/interstellar freighters, and deeper space combat. The efforts made to improve the game are nothing short of impressive and it seems parts of the community is changing its mind about No Man’s Sky. If we look at the Steam reviews of No Man’s Sky, recent feedback is positive which led to “Mixed” reviews. Here is some of the feedback from Steam users. no micro-transactions, free updates, Good. Is becoming a good game. Should have been advertised as Early Access, would have avoided a lot of … [Read more...] about It Seems Players Are Ready to Forgive Hello Games, No Man’s Sky About to Make a Comeback?