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Update: Hello Games Claims Accounts Were Hacked, Prior Statements "Fake"

| 28 Oct 2016 14:31

A tweet from the official Hello Games Twitter account claims that "No Man's Sky was a mistake," but the source of the tweet remains unclear.

Update 2: A new tweet (below) from the Hello Games twitter account claims a hack, also stating that email contact with journalists and the original tweet were "fake."

Update: A somewhat confusing series of tweets from Sean Murray's Twitter account appears to discuss a server hack, as well as Mr Robot. The source of the tweet from the original story remains unclear.

It's not immediately clear if any of the statements previously provided via email were legitimate, or if the email addresses in question were compromised, nor is it clear whether the above tweets are from Murray. We will update this story with any new developments.

Original: British indie studio Hello Games has remained relatively quiet since the release of No Man's Sky in August - until today, that is. A tweet originating from the official Hello Games Twitter account this morning simply stated "No Man's Sky was a mistake."

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The tweet has since been deleted and the account set to protected, meaning only confirmed followers can view the account's activity. An archive of the tweet, along with some of the comments prior to the tweet's deletion, can be found here, and it is still appearing on Hello Games' website.

Studio lead Sean Murray appears to have spoken with Polygon, saying: "The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down. We have not been coping well."

However, Forbes reports that a representative of Hello Games was blaming a "disgruntled employee" and that the studio is "currently trying to sort out the issue."

It was confirmed in September that the UK's Advertising Standard Authority had launched an investigation into the game after receiving "several complaints" that advertisements for the game were misleading. The investigation focused heavily on the game's Steam page, and the complaints includeded videos and screenshots, with specifics ranging from ship flying behavior and combat to the size and behavior of animals and creatures, along with the quality of graphics.

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