No Man’s Sky Delay & Death Threats

“A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever”

– Shigeru Miyamoto

Now, there’s a title I bet you thought you’d never see.

Sean Murray of Hello Games made the announcement of No Man’s Sky’s unsurprising delay via the Official PlayStation Blog last week after Kotaku’s Jason Schreier broke the news via a reliable source a few days before (Here).  Both men receiving multiple death threats from vile people.

A DM Jason Schreier received following breaking the news on the delay.

Let me just start by saying this kind of behaviour is unacceptable and you should be ashamed of yourself.  You could ask “How, can I help this situation?” and I’d say to you if you wanna see change, be change.  Tweet at Sean Murray something like “I’m sorry your game was delayed but I’m still looking forward to playing it.” Or something along them lines.

And people wonder why outsiders view the gaming scene as a bunch of uncouth 30 somethings living in their parents basement being keyboard warriors, making out like the whole world is out to get them, you know, the type of people who will give you all kinds of shit through a keyboard and a screen but if they saw you in the street they wouldn’t say a Goddamn word to you.  The lowest of the low.  Jason Schreier and Sean Murray have both came out and said that they can take the death threats and it was water off a duck’s back and all that, but that’s not the point really is it?  Inexcusable behaviour.  How sad must you be that your whole life revolves around the release of an unproven video game which by the way has been in development for what feels like since I was like 10 years old so an extra month is a drop in the ocean, I don’t think there is any words to describe how vile you really are.  Go outside, read a book, play a different game, hell go on a date or at least socialise… But saying that if your online persona is anything to go by you probably haven’t got any friends… Fuck sake.

Games get delayed ALL the time, Uncharted 4, Witcher 3, The Last of Us, Gears of War 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Legend of Zelda Wii U (virtual any Zelda game in fact) are games that have all in some form or another been delayed and to my knowledge there were no signs of any death threats, so why is No Man’s Sky so important to people?

Now, with all the formalities out of the way I’m going to tell you where I am on No Man’s Sky.

I think they announced the game FAR too early, that much is obvious.  When it first got announced at E3 2013 with the trailer it had that exciting sense of wonder about it, the art style was glorious, the music was atmospheric and fit the look of the game really well.  Then time went on and they ended up showing the same demo for the next 400 shows and I personally got sick of the sight of it, part of me wanted them to go away and come back a month or so when the game is ready so it can generate hype again.  I think people aren’t going to like this game as much as they think they are (I still don’t know what the point of the game is) and I think in 2 years or so you won’t be talking about this game as fondly as people talk about The Witcher 3, Uncharted 4 or Fallout 4 etc. or even Rocket League, which was a surprise hit from Psyonix and I believe they have just hit 5 million sold so congratulations to them.

Final Summation

Pretty much, don’t be a dick.  That’s all anybody will ask of you.  No Man’s Sky will come out and you can play it eventually, but until that time play/do something else.  Is your life really that sad that you have to put unnecessary pressure on somebody who’s making a game you apparently want to play?  Come on, give it a rest yeah..

Anyway, E3 in like 2 weeks… Predictions next 😉

WheelJack xoxo


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