No Man’s Sky is a game that seems like it just can’t catch a break; following a massive backlash that involved players demanding refunds en masse and pointing out the very misleading PR campaign behind the game, it seems Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has now, for lack of a better word, thrown Hello Games’ Sean Murray under the bus.
Shuhei Yoshida gave an interview to Eurogamer at TGS 2016, here’s what he had to say:
Yoshida said that personally, he “really enjoyed” playing No Man’s Sky but could appreciate why others might not feel the same way.
“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.”
It does certainly seem like Yoshida and, by extension, Sony is pointing the finger at Sean Murray here. It will be interesting to see how this might affect their relationship.