There are some infamous bad game launches in the history of gaming, and while none could probably take the spot from CD Projekt Red’s recent troubled launch with Cyberpunk 2077, another sci-fi game that launched 5 years ago has been desperately trying to regain its reputation, and according to Steam, it seems to have finally pulled that off.
No Man's Sky had a pretty rough launch 5 years ago, with an insurmountable amount of backlash from fans who were excited for the procedurally generated sci-fi exploration game. Steam reviews have not been too kind on the game’s reputation, but the developers have since regained that reputation thanks to some massive updates over the years.
The latest update, Frontiers, is one of the biggest and most anticipated updates yet, and thanks to a lot of positive reviews recently, the game now sits at a “Mostly Positive” rating with 70% of all reviews since launch being positive. It is worth noting though that recent reviews within the past 30 days are even higher, sitting at a “Very Positive” rating with 91% positive reviews.
It’s a big step for the game in regards to rebuilding its reputation amongst players, so much so that developer Hello Games Founder Sean Murray even tweeted an image of the Steam reviews with the caption “you guys” followed by a crying emoji.
What do you think? Have you played No Mans Sky recently? Is it much better now? Does it deserve the positive reviews on Steam? Let us know!