While the initial popularity of No Man’s Sky can’t be denied (# 1 release on the PlayStation Network), the backlash creator Sean Murray and developer Hello Games continues to snowball due to not following through on certain features in the game. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide studios can now be added to that list.
“I understand some of the criticisms especially [director] Sean Murray is getting,” Yoshida said to Eurogamer, “because he sounded like he was promising more features in the game from day one.
“It wasn’t a great PR strategy, because he didn’t have a PR person helping him, and in the end he is an indie developer.”
Ouch! Yoshida did go on to say in the interview that he did like the game, and didn’t think the negative backlash created by the No Man’s Sky would hurt Sony’s brand, but what else would you expect him to say.
As for Murray, he has gone silent on twitter, without a post since August 18th, while Hello Games hasn’t tweeted since late last month.