No Man's Sky is one of the most controversial games of this year after Sean Murray, the game's director went on radio silence following the game's negative reception at launch. An investigation into the game's misleading advertisement was also recently launched by UK’s Advertising Standards Authority just last month.
According to Forbes, a disgruntled employee had tweeted this through Hello Games', the game's developer, Twitter account before the tweet was deleted and the was account set to private. It has also been suggested that the breach was through the developer's LinkedIn account.
Kotaku received this email from Sean Murray's email account following the tweet.
No Man’s Sky was a mistake.
I have contacted you because the silence from Hello Games has been unwarranted and unprofessional. The community has asked me to speak up, and I have a confession to make. The game was simply unfinished upon arrival. Our hand was forced by not only Sony, but the community as well. The constant harassment and absolute gross misconduct on the community’s part has made it hard to fulfill our artistic vision, while the pressure from Sony to release the game as soon as possible forced us to cut key features. I want to apologize for what we did not deliver on, as the game does not meet up to what our artistic vision was.
However, we do wish that the community was more understanding of our situation. Many people have asked for refunds despite our promise to continually improve and update No Man’s Sky. We are just a small studio that has poured our blood, sweat, and tears into this project. The complete lack of respect when it comes to the work we have done absolutely saddens not only myself, but the team as well. We want to improve the game to the point we dreamed of it being and beyond.
I hope everyone affected understands,
Sean Murray, the game's director tweeted through his account breaking the 2 month long silence saying that they have this under control. But with this tweet it remains uncertain whether their account was actually hacked or if it was just an unsatisfied employee.
The developer's Twitter account is back under control.