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No Man’s Sky Reddit Review: Hello Games Could Go to Jail for ASA Case?

No Man’s Sky Reddit Review: Hello Games Could Go to Jail for ASA Case?

No Man’s Sky is facing backlash from gamers after a No Man’s Sky Reddit thread noted how the game failed to deliver it’s promise. Now, the Advertising Standards Authority of UK is investigating the title for possible false advertising.

Hello Games’ title was one of the most anticipated video games to drop this year. With promises of having the most vast gameplay that is almost impossible to fully explore, gamers were expecting a lot from the game. However, it failed.

Previous reports reveal that it will take close to five billion years to explore the entire No Man’s Sky universe, however, many feel there’s not enough gameplay in store for gamers. “We found No Man’s Sky to be a repetitive, superficial experience,”NDTV described NMS. Moreover, gamers everywhere have already been asking for No Man’s Sky refund from Steam, Sony and Amazon because of its failed gameplay.

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Aside from refunds, a new update reveals that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of UK is already looking into the possible false advertising of the title, over-promising gameplay that were not present in the game.

ASA on No Man’s Sky Review

Eurogamer confirmed that the ASA is already looking into the advertisements of the video game after receiving several complaints from gamers. A No Man’s Sky Reddit post revealed details about the report and ASA’s response.

“Today, I received a response from the ASA (Advertising Standards Agency in the UK), with regards to the trailers, screenshots, and general information on the Steam store page of No Man’s Sky, with regards to them being misleading and mis-representing the actual game,” the post read.

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“In the ASA response, they say that both Hello Games and Valve have a joint responsibility, and so both organisations have now been contacted by the ASA and have been told to respond to the following issues which the ASA picked out as the primary issues (compiled from a number of complainants that contacted the ASA).”

Should the complaints prove to be true, what will the penalty be for Hello Games and publisher, Valve? Will they pay a fine, or worse, go to jail? Not likely. According to a video game lawyer, Ryan Morrison, the ASA may just reprimand the developer and publisher.

“Morrison suspects something more along the lines of a strongly-worded warning advising Hello Games to be more mindful with its marketing in the future,” PC Gamer noted.

Whatever the ramifications may be for No Man’s Sky, it’s still a sad day for the gaming industry.

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  • Thomas Shea

    Why spend taxpayer’s money investigating if there is no penalty. That says to the game development community. “Go ahead and tell your fans you have a massive game with thousands of features, every time. When you give them a reskin of pong it took you five minutes to code on last night’s beer budget, not a damn thing is gonna happen except you’ll wake up rich with a hangover.

    • Fundamentalist Daleks

      What kind of idiot thinks the ASA is taxpayer funded? It’s funded by advertisers. There’s no jail penalty here, all they’ll do is take down the Steam trailer

  • Bryan Frye

    The only sadness In the gaming industry is steam and hello games pulled this off. Raked in the dough and gave the middle finger to rest of gaming industry laughing their way to the bank

  • npfiii

    The ASA doesn’t have the authority to jail anybody.
    The most they can do is fine HG, and/or tell HG to never use any of the adverts containing the claims again.

  • PD

    It would be nice to read this article but this shitty websites fucking commercials keep full on blocking the view. Fuck you the ganersbdrop.

  • Echø 3vø

    Click bait…
    Fact check your stories, otherwise you look like a fool.