It’s amazing how even so long after launch, No Man’s Sky is still the talk of the town. Though, this time the stakes are far more dire, as Hello Games is being brought under an investigation by the UK’s Advertising Standard Authority.
Essentially, people are upset about the amount of misleading information given about the game leading up to its release. Now, there could potentially be some legal repercussions.
No Man’s Sky was one of the most anticipated games of the year, but when it launched, players were upset at a seeming lack of promised content. Sean Murray, who represented Hello Games in a lot of their PR initiatives, was recorded quite often reporting for instance, that players would be able to see each other on the map.
So far there is no indication of this. Two players were on the same planet during the first day of the game’s availability, and even though they reached the same coordinates, they were unable to see each other.
This is certainly not the first time the ASA has gone after a video game, and the results of their investigation will likely have some influence on refund policies for various retailers. More news on this investigation as it becomes available.