Hello Games will do “whatever it takes” to make sure No Man’s Sky isn’t delayed as a result of recent flood damage.
Hello Games hasn’t had the best time recently. The independent developer behind the much anticipated No Man’s Sky suffered severe damage to its offices back in December thanks to a series of floods that wrecked a good portion of the team’s equipment. This damage was made all the worse by the revelation that the studio’s insurance wouldn’t cover the damage. As far as game studios go, it was pretty much a worst case scenario.
That said, the developer has announced in a recent blog post that it’s now back in business, though not without some substantial losses. “We lost all our PCs, laptops, equipment, furniture, dev-kits, work in the blink of an eye,” said managing director Sean Murray. “I don’t want to say out loud the value of what we lost, it’s horrible. It would probably fund a small game.” Despite this, the company is now working from a new temporary location and is back at “full speed.” Murray expects Hello Games to find a new permanent office within a few months.
The big question on gamers minds, of course, is whether or not No Man’s Sky will be delayed. “We won’t let that happen,” affirmed Murray. “At times recently I’ve wanted to be depressed, to wallow, but it’s impossible surrounded by this team. They are literally unstoppable. If we’ve lost some work, we’ll make up the time. We’ll steal dev-kits. We’ll work on a boat. Whatever it takes.”
Source: Hello Games