Paid DLC is a bit of a monster nowadays when it comes to most retail games. Whether this takes form as a season pass or microtransactions, more often than not consumers are being completely ripped off by paid DLC. Some games such as The Witcher 3, Halo 5 or Uncharted 4 have made some ground in alleviating the problem and it seems Sean Murray of Hello Games agrees with the sentiment.
In an interview with Redbull, Murray confirmed No Man’s Sky players will not be forced to cough up money for any additional content.
“It’s funny, since we are here at ESA and I’ve just talked to professionals working here and the honest truth is: We as a society have no idea, how a real hyperdrive works,” Murray confesses. “We try to stay true to science whenever possible, but with these futuristic technologies, we had to invent technologies or borrow from fantastic writers like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke or H.G. Wells.”
The generated fuel also needs space in our cargo area. So far there are no freighters in the game, but Hello Games is working hard to include them as soon as possible.
One thing you won’t see however, is the studio exploiting that with micro-transactions. Murray is adamant on this point. “We do want to add a ton of features, like we’ve just discussed: Freighters, bases, these type of things. But we want to do it for free. You’ve paid for the game, so you should get this stuff without paying even more money. So no, there will be no paid DLC, just patches.“