Moon Studios co-founder calls authors of No Man’s Sky and Cyberpunk 2077 charlatans

Thomas Mahler, Co-Founder and Game Director Moon studiosknown for Orient and the blind forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, posted on the forum ResetEra post in which named the authors No man’s sky and Cyberpunk 2077 charlatans.

According to Mahler, it all started with Peter Molyneux, who loved to make empty promises. However, only after the games were released it turned out that most of these promises were false.

It took him to release some damn crappy games for the press and gamers to finally stop listening to lies. Then there was Sean Murray, who apparently studied directly under Peter Molyneux’s guidance.

This guy apparently just loved being in the spotlight. Even a few days before the release of No Man’s Sky, he was spinning multiplayer that didn’t even exist, and was very happy, allowing people to think that No Man’s Sky is Minecraft in space, where you can do literally anything.

Thomas Mahler

Mahler believes that being able to do literally anything is the main theme of the charlatans in the video game industry.

When No Man’s Sky was finally released, the game received a lot of negative reviews. The product was completely different from what Murray was promoting.

But what happened next? They have released a bunch of updates, so let’s forget about the initial lies and deception. Let’s shower him with awards again, because he finally kind of made the game the way it should have been years ago.

Thanks, Jeff Keely. Encouraging this behavior will undoubtedly help the industry grow stronger.

Thomas Mahler

The same thing, according to Mahler, happened with Cyberpunk 2077.

Every video released by CDPR has been carefully crafted to create a picture in the minds of the players that was just insanely convincing. They stopped, almost stating outright that this thing would cure cancer.

This strategy resulted in a sensational 8 million pre-orders. The product was just a part of what the developers were promoting. On top of that, the game barely even ran on consoles, which should “work surprisingly well.”

Thomas Mahler

Mahler believes these three examples illustrate how gamers are made fools.

And even the “journalists” of this industry happily played along, every time. […]

Yes, negative reviews appear, but, as a rule, you can see a lot of people who then argue that they still like the released game. This is not the point at all.

It doesn’t matter if the miracle cure is tasty. Don’t sell me opportunities that don’t exist. Don’t paint a picture you can’t finish. Just don’t lie to me.

Thomas Mahler

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