Hello Games has revealed it will not delay its game No Man’s Sky, despite the devastating flood at its Guildford studio.
“Will this delay No Man’s Sky? We won’t let that happen!”, Co-founder Sean Murray wrote on the developer’s website, in part. “At times recently I’ve wanted to be depressed, to wallow, but it’s impossible surrounded by this team. They are literally unstoppable. If we’ve lost some work, we’ll make up the time.”
“Everyone assembled over Christmas and we’ve been working super hard since. Right now we have set ourselves up at a new temporary (cramped!) location. Some of us are working from home. We’ve filled a couple of dumpsters with our old stuff, and built ourselves a make-shift post-apocalyptic set of workstations – but we’re back, full speed!”
Murray also added that while starting a Kickstarter campaign has been suggested to Hello Games, the company is currently not planning to do one.
“I like Kickstarter, and I love what it stands for (all my Xmas presents were Kickstarter pledges). Financially I guess it’d probably be a really good time for us to do one, and so many people have suggested it. I just don’t think it’s the right thing for No Man’s Sky right now though, and we’d probably rather not eat than do the wrong thing for this game.”