Hello Games has been mysteriously quiet shortly after the launch of No Man’s Sky, and apparently with good reason. It appears the company has broken its silence in the form of a tweet on its official account, simply saying “No Man’s Sky was a mistake.” The tweet has since been removed and Hello Games’ Twitter account is now listed as protected.
While it’s safe to assume the tweet was probably the work of Twitter hackers, it’s interesting Hello Games decided to protect its account shortly after the message of regret was published. If it was a simple hack, the company could have just deleted the tweet and changed its login information to ensure the hackers wouldn’t continue to have access to it.
Alternatively, the message could have been published by a disgruntled employee who had access to Hello Games’ Twitter account. While this theory is a bit more far fetched, Hello Games’ ongoing blackout in discussing anything No Man’s Sky related could have sparked one employee to take matters into their own hands to possibly let the world what they were thinking: No Man's Sky was a mistake.
We’ve reached out to Hello Games for comment and will update our story accordingly.
Update: A number of publications, including Forbes and Mashable, are reporting the tweet came from a "disgruntled employee." Hello Games' Sean Murray also commented on the incident, although he doesn't directly address the "No Man's Sky was a mistake" message:
Server hacked. We're binging Mr Robot Episodes as quickly as we can looking for answers. Ep05 is a cracker— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) October 28, 2016
@NoMansSky Nice to see *someone* use that account at least. Please sort all my pending invites while you're there hackers— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) October 28, 2016
And hopefully the final word:
.@NoMansSky 100% not hacked anymore... obviously those mails and that tweet were fake. Back to work— Hello Games (@hellogames) October 28, 2016