In a weird case of pure meme magic, the developer of No Man’s Sky, Hello Games, just tweeted out the conclusion that we already all came to:
No Man’s Sky was a mistake.
While it’s only been about an hour, the tweet has been deleted and the company’s twitter is currently private. (Archived Tweet)
Was Hello Games’ Twitter hacked? Nope!
In a statement given to Forbes, Hello Games said that a disgruntled employee send the message, and they were sorting it out internally.
Hello Games currently has sixteen employees, so tracking down the “disgruntled employee” shouldn’t be hard. To be fair, I’d be angry too if I was forced to make a mediocre game that I lied about for two and a half years.
The highly anticipated No Man’s Sky was released this last August for PS4 and PC, to mostly mixed or negative reviews.
Since this incident has happened, Sean Murray has gone on to tweet:
Server hacked. We’re binging Mr Robot Episodes as quickly as we can looking for answers. Ep05 is a cracker
If anything was a mistake, it was using Linked In without 2FA.
.@hellogames are you still hacked and stuff?
Polygon reached out to the studio, posting:
Update: Forbes is reporting that they have spoken to a representative who verified that the tweet was sent from a “disgruntled employee.” Mashable is reporting that Sean Murray told them, “The tweet came from a disgruntled employee” and “We’re currently trying to solve the issue internally.” We’ve updated this story throughout with new information, including Murray’s follow-up tweets.