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No Man's Sky - a "mistake"

No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky

Was tweet hacking or a deliberate admission?

It's what we all know - but it would be a surprisingly frank and rather sad admission from the developers - No Man's Sky was a mistake.

No Man's Sky - a mistake
No Man's Sky - a mistake

This was tweeted from the official Hello Games Twitter account this morning and was originally thought to be an outsider hacking the account.

Then suspicion centred on a "rogue employee" - an odd thing in such a small company, which employs not much over a dozen people.

No Man's Sky - back to work?
No Man's Sky - back to work?

However, as the day progressed, some media outlets received an email purportedly from lead developer Sean Murray, saying: “The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down. We have not been coping well.”

Curiouser and curiouser still, later another alleged email from Murray said: "The tweet came from a disgruntled employee. We're currently trying to solve the issue internally."

The original tweet was of course deleted and another tweet from Murray said: "Server hacked."

Later on again, Murray tweeted to the Hello Games Twitter account asking them if they were "still hacked and stuff?"

To which this was the response: "100% not hacked anymore ... obviously those mails and that tweet were fake. Back to work."

Clearly something is up. 

As we're pointed out before, Altchar believes No Man's Sky could and should be fixed. The potential is there.