The world of video games has officially hit new low with news that the creator of No Man’s Sky receiving death threats for delaying the game.
After it was announced that No Man’s Sky
would release on August 9th instead of the planned June 21st, Hello Games managing director Sean Murray revealed on twitter
that he received “loads of death threats” from angry fans.
The internet was already in a frenzy when rumors of a significant delay surfaced for the highly anticipated space combat/planet exploration game, but death threats is just a new low that cannot be excused.
I mean, Murray’s explanation as to why the game had been delayed is reasonable to us and ought to be reasonable for any serous gamer desiring a well-produced game above all else, instead of a rushed, bug-ridden excuse for one:
“The game really has come together, and it’s such an incredible relief. As we sit an play it now, and as I watch playtesters every day, I can finally let myself get excited. We’re actually doing this.
However, as we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards. I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special.”
It’s saddening that a subset of the gamming community is incapable of expressing disappointment in an appropriate manner.
Where does all this false sense of entitlement come from?