Hello Games’ Sean Murray has confirmed the studio plans on releasing all downloadable content for No Man’s Sky for free in the form of patches.
Murray announced Hello Games’ plans to continue supporting No Man’s Sky for free in an interview with Red Bull. While there doesn’t appear to be much to do outside of exploring No Man’s Sky vast universes, Murray reveals what we’re experiencing is just the tip of the iceberg.
“We do want to add a ton of features, like we've just discussed: Freighters, bases, these type of things,” Murray tells Red Bull. “But we want to do it for free. You've paid for the game, so you should get this stuff without paying even more money. So no, there will be no paid DLC, just patches.”
It’s refreshing to see Hello Games has even grander plans for No Man’s Sky, especially since it plans to stretch every cent players spent on the game to further its expansion. While large publishers are still adamant about nickel and diming consumers for additional content, we’re pleased to see our $60 will go far in No Man’s Sky. Although we hope the studio can fix all of the issues the PC version is currently suffering from.
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This some old news, right?
"Murray told us he was "perhaps naive" for suggesting he wants No Man's Sky to have nothing but free updates."
He already walked it back:
They don't seem to have a publisher, but this feels like a game developer speaking "out of turn" and then being reigned in by their publisher.