Odd tweet from Hello Games saying “No Man’s Sky was a mistake” blamed on server hack

By Stephany Nunneley
28 October 2016 15:41 GMT

If you follow Hello Games on Twitter and were scratching your head over a recent tweet, you’re not the only one.


Earlier this morning, a tweet posted on the Hello Games account said, simply, “No Man’s Sky was a mistake.”

It was quickly taken down, and the account locked, leading many to believe a meltdown of sorts had happened at the studio.

Some speculated the Twitter account was hacked, but a representative of the studio told Forbes that a “disgruntled employee” posted the tweet and they are in the process of getting it “sorted out.”

As Forbes notes, there are only 16 people employed at the studio, so it shouldn’t take much effort to find the culprit.

Then when Polygon reached out for comment, someone claiming to be Sean Murray, or at least using his email account, got back with the site. The person, again using Murray’s account, said: “The tweet is from me, but somebody from the team took it down. We have not been coping well.”

And the plot thickens even more. Sean Murray finally broke his two month silence on his Twitter account, saying the company servers were hacked:

The tweet was followed up by this one:

And then Murray replied to that tweet with this one, suggesting the hacker still has access to the account.

Change your password dude. Seriously.

And so, it appears the Hello Games Twitter account is back from the hack:

It’s still unknown whether it was indeed a disgruntled employee or someone else entirely.


With Hello Games being rather silent over the course of the last few months, it leaves many to wonder what is going on at the studio. And this strange tweet, just added fuel to the silent fire this morning. Surely, the silence means they are still working on No Man’s Sky, but sometimes silence isn’t the best course of action, especially when customers are begging for more communication.

Yes, we suspect the team has their nose to the grindstone day and night, but coming up for air for five minutes to respond to fans is something that’s long overdue.

That being said, if the accounts were indeed hacked, that was a jerk move to do just for the lols.

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