Following the release of space exploration game No Man’s Sky in August, many customers have been complaining about discrepancies between content the gaming community believed would be included, and what was actually featured in the final game. These expectations were largely the result of early promotional releases such as trailer videos.
These allegations have instigated a formal inquiry by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
Among these disparities are the UI design, aiming systems, flowing water and large-scale space battles – all of which were featured in the trailer.
If the ASA inquiry does, in fact, rule that the game was falsely advertised, it is unclear what kind of penalties or consequences Hello Games (No Man’s Sky‘s development studio) would face.