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Hello Games Claims Twitter Hack Led To Bizarre No Man's Sky Message

by Daniel Tack on Oct 28, 2016 at 08:05 AM

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Hello Games posted a message on its official Twitter today, a simple statement "No Man's Sky was a mistake".

Popular meme, disgruntled employee. mysterious Halloween prank, or hacking? The Twitter account was quickly locked down and made private, it's back up now and available for viewing with the message gone but not forgotten.


Hello Games's Sean Murray posted about the mysterious tweet as well, indicating a server hack and/or LinkedIn permissions were involved.



Several outlets have contacted Hello Games for comment on the issue, leading to an unusual series of responses by email that seems to suggest that Hello Games' email accounts may have also been hacked.

Conflicting responses and details have been provided to Forbes, Polygon, Kotaku, and Mashable, and it appears likely that at least some of the provided responses were not from authorized representatives of Hello Games. 

We have reached out to Hello Games for comment and clarification and will update this story should we receive a response and as new details come to light.


Our Take
It is unfortunate that news of a potential Twitter hack is emerging as one of the most notable stories about No Man's Sky since its launch, a game that was met with disappointment by a large percentage of its audience at launch. Hello Games has been at work on patches for No Man's Sky, so perhaps soon we'll have some more substantial news about the game in the coming months.