Brighton hosted the Develop conference, in which Sean Murray, head of Hello Games, was giving a talk about No Man’s Sky and the videogame reception. He left an interesting reflection on the controversial premiere of the title in 2016: according to his data, ” We noticed a large percentage of people talking about the game and its online functions that neither had the game nor played it. & Quot; What number of criticisms came from players who had not tried No Man’s Sky? According to Murray, “70 or 80% of the complaints.”
Most of those comments were about things that had nothing to do with Hello GamesMurray, as the PCGamesN portal explains, says that ” Most of those comments were about things that had nothing to do with Hello Games, “I explained, ” problems with reservations, price, or whatever.It’s something that happens with any game that has that kind of polarizing release; A lot of conversation is about things that developers can not change. ” Consider, however, that after criticisms that only sought controversy (which did not offer a metric that explained the shared percentage) there were also constructive criticisms very positive.
” You get to this point where you really read something from someone who has played a lot, so you should know very well what’s behind it This is one of the most important groups to deal with once you get rid of the noise generated by the controversy. You should know that there are people out there saying something simple like ‘I do not like your inventory system.’ Once you get to that point, as a developer, [you] think ‘I can fix that. Literally, I’ll go in tomorrow and fix it ‘We have a lot in common with those players who have criticized constructively: they have played the game for a couple of hundred hours; we have done the same ”
Murray himself assured a few days ago that “trying to placate people trying to talk to the community, for better or worse, is something that does not really work” ” advising and putting himself in the shoes of the creators of Fallout 76 or Anthem after his also controversial releases.