Since its launch, No Man’s Sky and the developers behind the game have been under almost constant fire from the gaming community. Most of that fire has centered around the fact that people believe the title did not live up to its promise.
Hello Games and Sean Murray will actually undergo investigation for false advertising because there are enough people out there that are frustrated that the game didn’t live up to what the company billed it as. At least part of the reason people are annoyed at what No Man’s Sky has become is because it was priced at a full $60.
Up until very recently, the decision to arrive at that price point was blamed on Sony but Geoff Keighly talked about the issue on his latest episode of his Live with YouTube Gaming show. On that show he talked about how he had quite a bit of communications with Hello Games and Sean Murray. Keighly said he told Murray months before it was released that they shouldn’t make it a full priced game. Keighly says he told Hello Games they should release No Man’s Sky on Early Access at a much lower price. In the video the man long associated with video games says he thinks this appraoch would have shown people what the game really is and tamped down unrealistic expectations.
Unfortunately for Hello Games, they decided to go ahead with their own ideas for No Man’s Sky and now it seems they’re paying the price.