You’ve probably heard it a hundred times but it bears repeating: Video game development is hard. It can be crushingly difficult. No matter how big or small a developer is, everyone goes the wringer eventually. Buggy code, design changes and creative differences are just the start. Let’s take a look at 15 developers and their employees who faced their hardships head-on, never backing down.
Hello Games – No Man’s Sky
Why not start off with arguably one of the most hated developers of the last few years? Hello Games released No Man’s Sky to tremendous fanfare but was immediately drowned in controversy for the lack of certain features like multiplayer. From there, the studio kept its head down, facing death threats and constant anger, before re-emerging with the Foundation update. This was followed by Pathfinder and Atlas Rises, both substantial updates that were also free. Finally, the developer brought full-on multiplayer with the NEXT update along with numerous improvements to base-building, exploration and so on. Community events are also on the cards and more free updates will be coming in the future.