‘No Man’s Sky’ Latest News & Update: Sony Denies False Promotion, Hello Games To Blame For Multi-Player Scandal?

By Bernie Y. , Updated Oct 28, 2016 02:56 PM EDT
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"No Man's Sky" was bombarded with criticisms after Sony released the highly-anticipated open space exploration game. Most fans claimed that Hello Games falsely advertised the game to include a multiplayer mode however, Sony denied any misleading advertisement. If that's the case, then should Hello Games be blamed?

The 'No Man's Sky' Scandal

It's been previously reported that fans demanded a refund after "No Man's Sky" was released as a single-player game when it was clearly announced to come with a multiplayer mode. "No Man's Sky" developer Sony Interactive Entertainment denied any false advertisements on their part, SegmentNext recently reported.

The tech giant insisted that public should stop advertising the game as a multiplayer one when it was never intended to be one in the very first place. In a statement released, Sony emphasized that the company has never mentioned a multiplayer option for "No Man Sky" in their official product description.

Sony blamed the media for the misconception about the game. This puts the blame on Hello Games, which promised players that "No Man's Sky" will come with a multiplayer mode.

Hello Games To Be Blamed For 'No Man's Sky' Scandal?

Currently, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is investigating Hello Games for false advertising. While Sony clearly never advertised the game with a multiplayer mode in PlayStation Store and in its box art, fans were quick to point out the several instances Hello Games claimed otherwise.

Express UK said that Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray seemingly confirmed the multi-player options in his past interviews. Geoff Keighley earlier pointed out how Sean Murray is manipulating fans into false thinking, without even putting the features into test first.

News just in that the Hello Games official Twitter account posted a cryptic message saying that "No Man's Sky" was a mistake. Right now, the account has been privatized.

So, who do you think should be blamed for the "No Man's Sky" fiasco? Is it Sony or Hello Games Studio? Let us know your first-hand experience or your thoughts by leaving your comments below.

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