The Internet Historian takes a look at the fall and rise of No Man’s Sky (and reads a racy Sean Murray fanfic)

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The Internet Historian takes a look at the fall and rise of No Man’s Sky (and reads a racy Sean Murray fanfic)

Just how far has No Man’s Sky come since its disastrous launch? It’s one thing for someone to do all of the research on the topic, but it’s another to have it all condensed in an hour’s worth of video. Luckily, YouTuber the Internet Historian has published that video, which takes a rather amusing but earnest look at the game’s rise to grace.

If you’ve never watched a video from this particular channel, you can expect equal levels of snark, memelord nonsense, and information, but stick it out as best as you can because it does a great rundown of the game’s pivotal moments, from its lofty expectations to its various launch scandals all the way up to its current status as a brilliant piece of MMO (yeah, I said it) gaming thanks to hard work and perseverance. It’s 45 minutes of No Man’s Sky development storytime.

You probably wonder why I wrote 45 minutes instead of 54 minutes. That’s because, at that 45 minute mark, the Internet Historian takes a moment to read some literal erotic fanfiction involving an interview with Sean Murray. So you’ll either want to stop watching at that point or skip ahead to that point depending on your proclivities and whether you’re at work or not. Incidentally, Sean Murray himself is keenly aware of this part of the video and he seemed against it until the video appeared to translate into sales of the game. Welcome to the internet, folks.

source: YouTube, thanks to Bryan for the tip!

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kalech

I love Internet Historian. His fallout 76 video is hilarious

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3dom

It’s notable how the whole “fall” of No Man Sky is based on 200IQ gaming community deciding the game has multiplayer without a single hint for it from developers before release.

Mass hysteria at its best.

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Arktouros

What?

Multiple times in the video Sean is seen repeatedly telling people it interviews it had multiplayer. Like that wasn’t something people just conjured out of thin air and hyped up on their own.

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48 Pistols

Really uninformed 3dom. This took ten seconds with a web search.

Edit: I guess i should add that all these interviews were previous to the games initial release.

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Alberto

Exactly….jeez people need to know what they are talking about before they comment in here..0

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Alberto

NO Sean Murray Himself went on Interviews and talked about the multiplayer and it turned out He LIED straight UP LIED about it.

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dreamer

He was on Stephen Colbert’s show, days before launch, telling everyone it was multiplayer.

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3dom

So when there isn’t a single word about multiplayer for year(s) of development and then suddenly a dev start telling about major feature just days before launch – you believe this? I’d better blame mass hysteria than telling people I’m that naive.

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StormKat

Good to see that my own personal astrophysicist is in the video. :D I love StarTalk. I’ve had a lot of fun with this game and it’s one of my long-lasting installs. I find it relaxing and it reminds, a little, of Starflight, granted I played that on a 286.

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Danny Smith

One of his best videos. Tells you a lot about the stuff that doesnt grab the outrage headlines which sadly not enough mainstream games journalists do anymore.

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Bryan Correll

I think my favorite thing is the ad for Raid: Shadow Legends. It’s almost an anti-ad.

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Arktouros

This video almost got me to reinstall it, pretty great watch.

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MurderHobo

I gotta agree with IH here. Quite a redemption arc. I’m still no fan of the game, but I must respect how Sean and the team followed through. They could have taken the money and run.