Saw someone making the same old “Lie” complaints in a youtube video and I wanted to bring their attention to the pre-release post sean made about multiplayer being absent, their plan to support the game for free with updates, and their goal to work towards what they were calling internally at the time “No Mans Sky Online”. (the commenter was arguing they’re only supporting the game to save good will and their careers… …)
Havent tracked it down yet (I think it was a press release thing shared on sites more so than a HG blog post) but I did find this I thought it was fun…
(this is in relation to the patch coming day one, posted a week before release and addressing the leaks)
“Next up we’re adding the ability to build bases and own giant space freighters. Temporal AA and my new cloud rendering tech should be coming soon too. It will really change the game again, and enhance it visually.”
Sure his new cloud tech was only what… 2 years away? This might be the last known evidence of sean talking about something long before it sees the light of day. It wasn’t long after this he learned the internet is a god damn elephant with selective memory XD
edit: I found something close to the post I was looking for, but still not the exact one <3 From the horses mouth, seems to be completely forgotten about with all the controversy. (the one I’m looking for may have been something off-site but was similar to this, and mentioned the internal name of “no mans sky online”.
this maybe isn’t the game you imagined from those trailers. If you hoped for things like pvp multiplayer or city building, piloting freighters, or building civilisations… that isn’t what NMS is. Over time it might become some of those things through updates.
For instance, freighters and building bases are coming! Read about updates coming here.
At launch though, it’s an infinite procedural sci-fi-space-survival-sandbox unlike anything you have ever played before. If you decide to play it, you’ll see just how closely it plays to those trailers, and to our original vision. It’s a weird game, it’s a niche game and it’s a very very chill game.
Reddit and NeoGaf actually have really good guides to what the game is and isn’t, gathered from interviews I’ve done.
This game might not be for everyone, I expect it to be super divisive, but I’m sat here watching playtesters right now who weren’t supposed to be in, but just wanted to play and chill out. I can’t wait for you to experience that for yourselves.
But you can see here they’re already talking about updates and post game support, not long before the internet turned on them.
Heres a link to that post, What do you do in No Man’s Sky? - No Man's Sky
and some pics from it of early day NMS.
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