‘No Man’s Sky’ Latest News & Update: ‘Foundation Update’ Tries To Repair Damaged Expectations Caused By Hype
The quest to revive the misfortunes of “No Man’s Sky” are expected to start once Hello Games issues the “Foundation Update” expected to be out this coming week. This is the patch tied up to the base-building feature for the space exploration game, one that may spark the needed repairs caused by overhype.
As most know, “No Man’s Sky” didn’t exactly turn out to be the ambitious game it was previously marketed to be. The game disappointed in a lot of ways, led no less by recurring game scenarios aside from bugs which forced many to turn their backs.
As mentioned in a previous post, the game fell heavily with only about 2,000 players sticking around to play “No Man’s Sky”. Those numbers were way back in September 2016 and seeing no improvements made until now, the active gamers have more likely dipped further.
Hello Games is hoping that the skid will be checked soon with the “Foundation Update”. Patch notes have yet to be revealed though adding a base-building feature could kick off more improvements for “No Man’s Sky” moving forward, Game Spot reported.
A small step towards redemption is better than nothing for “No Man’s Sky”, an IP that has been criticized for false advertising and poor PR management. Sony president Shuhei Yoshida believes that the Hello Games can still rebound while Shawn Laden shares the same sentiment as well, in another previous post.
Both believe that “No Man’s Sky” still offers a unique game concept of generated worlds, something covered by a handful of programmers. Hello Games may have bitten off more than it can chew but game patches can still save the day. For now, it all starts with the “No Man’s Sky” Foundation update, plus more to rebuild its broken image that many are calling a joke.