It’s been pointed out that Sean Murray can sometimes switch stances on information provided on No Man’s Sky and it seems as if the interview he gave saying No Man’s Sky won’t have paid DLC was “naive.” It was only last week that we reported on the story that Sean Murray said No Man’s Sky won’t have paid DLC in our article “Sean Murray Says No Man’s Sky Will Not Have Paid DLC, Just Patches”
If you missed that article, here’s what Murray told Redbull in an interview concerning the future of the game.
“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.“
Yes, that’s a quote directly from Sean Murray; “there will be no paid DLC, just patches.”
Well in an interview with the Daily Star Online Murray has now changed positions. Murray told the Daily Star Online that he was “perhaps naive” for suggesting No Man’s Sky will only have free updates.
“When pushed on whether the game will always remain free, Murray couldn’t categorically rule out paid for DLC further down the line, explaining that it could happen if “Maybe in the future there’s some reason why we just couldn’t possibly afford to do a certain feature without charging for it”.
With the game already appearing to be a commercial success for Hello Games, it’s hard to imagine they’ll be forced to introduce paid DLC and go back on what Murray said about free patches. How do you feel about this? Let us know by leaving a comment below.