No Man's Sky didn't mislead consumers, rules the ASA

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The Hello Games team will be breathing a sigh of relief today, after the UK's Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the No Man's Sky Steam page as to the actual content in the game.

A substantial number of gamers were less than impressed with No Man's Sky , claiming that the preview clips of roaming aliens, lush landscapes, large-scale combat and advanced spacecraft maneuvers didn't match up with the rather humdrum reality of the title.

Specifically, ASA was asked to investigate the screenshots , after 23 complaints were filed.  A lot of these assets were used to promote the game in the run up to

All part of the game

In a detailed defence, Hello Games emphasized the procedural generation at the heart of No Man's Sky, pointing out that planets weren't individually hand-made. Ultimately, every player gets a difference experience inside the game.

While the ASA noted some “cosmetic changes” between the pre-launch screenshots and the actual game, Hello Games was able to produce in-game footage that was close enough for the regulatory body to be satisfied. In short, the ASA found that gamers hadn't been duped as to what No Man's Sky involved.

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Earlier in the week Hello Games released , adding base building and extra game modes to the mix – we'll have to wait and see whether it's enough to bring space explorers flocking back.

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