The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) have ruled that No Man’s Sky did not breach any advertising laws and should not be forced to remove screenshots/trailers from Steam.
In the words of fellow LLC member, Chris: “U FOKIN WOT M9”
No Man’s Sky is probably the biggest disappointment anyone has experienced from a game since E.T. I’m sure if you’re reading this you probably haven’t missed the drama that is the on-going saga of NMS… But just in case you’ve just stumbled out from under your rock into the blinding sunshine that is the complete cock-up this has been.. Let’s have a brief rundown:
- The game didn’t run properly… Quickly bad reviews on Steam mounted up and the refunds in came thick and fast.
- Radio silence from Hello Games, the guys who created this mess
- The announcement that the ASA would be looking into the credibility of consumer’s 23 complaints
- That totally awkward tweet about how “No Man’s Sky was a mistake”…
- The Founders Patch was pushed out which adds a whole bunch of features originally promised (but still not that multiplayer aspect)…
NOW we have the revelation, the declaration, that Hello Games did not, in fact, mislead consumers…
I’m being serious: They’ll make a film out of this shitstorm one day.
In all honesty, though, it’s given the gaming community a new threshold for badly orchestrated releases and it’s given nerds like me loads of material to write about. But my personal bitterness aside: how and why have the ASA decided that Hello Games should be let off the hook?