With the No Man's Sky NEXT
update set to launch tomorrow, there's
Message to the Community on the No Man's Sky Website
where Sean Murray talks
about the state of Hello Games' space adventure. The NEXT update is in part a
response to customer complaints about the game's release not living up to how it
was promoted, and Sean accepts personal responsibility for mistakes and
communication failures along the way, while directing praise towards the
accomplishments of his team. He also reveals plans for a first season of free
weekly content patches to follow the NEXT update and the launch of a new
Galactic Atlas Website
the community. Here's word:
We always wanted No Manís Sky to grow and
develop after it released. Iím happy weíve been able to do that.
I am so proud of the team at Hello Games, what they did was incredible. Over the
years of development the average team size was 6, the final team was just 15
people at launch. No Manís Sky has grown to be a very broad game, ambitious,
technically unique and very pretty at times, all the more impressive for a team
that is still small.
Whilst I couldnít be prouder of the team, I personally made mistakes. I could
talk all day about things I personally would change. Certainly one regret is
that the intensity and drama of launch left no room for communication with the
We decided instead to focus on development rather than words. Following
Foundation, Pathfinder and Atlas Rises, we really want to include you, the
We know that a million gamers played on the day we launched Atlas Rises. That
everyone who bought Atlas Rises played for 45 hours on average and 90% rated it
positively. We know that 20% of players hit over 100 hours, and 5% hit over
1000. We know that over 200 million hours of No Manís Sky have been played to
date. It makes us happy, but desperate to communicate better.
A little while after the release of No Manís Sky NEXT, Hello Games has planned
its first season of weekly content and community events. This will be free for
all players, with no microtransactions.
We are also launching a new website dedicated to the community, which weíre
calling the Galactic Atlas. The site features points of interest in the No Manís
Sky Euclid Galaxy, all nominated by you through the survey we created earlier
this month. This will grow in functionality and expand over time, in part
through your feedback.
The surveys for Atlas Rises will stay open until the launch of NEXT, so there is
still an opportunity to contribute to the archive!
Galactic map roadmap
One day I hope to reach a point where I feel No Manís Sky is ďfinishedĒ, but
luckily thereís still so much more we want to do. Working on NEXT feels
important to us, but I know itís not the end of the journey. We know the journey
would be more fun together.
Thank you for playing No Manís Sky, thank you for playing Waking Titan, and we
hope you enjoy everything still to come.