The photo you see above is the flooding that occurred as a result of brutal storms on Christmas Eve in the United Kingdom. That main building in particular houses Hello Games, the developer behind the upcoming No Man’s Sky title.
The team lost all of their “PCs, laptops, equipment, furniture, dev-kits, work in the blink of an eye” because of the flood. It’s an event that is devistating not just for those directly impacted, but even us thousands of miles away. No one wants to see devastation like this happen to anyone, but the fact of the matter is, it’s an unlucky and unfortunate event that can’t be avoided sometimes.
That being said, Hello Games boss Sean Murray was adamant in his message on the developer’s official website about the status of No Man’s Sky.
“We won’t let that happen,” he said in the blog post. “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. We’ll steal dev-kits. We’ll work on a boat. Whatever it takes (not actual stealing… maybe :))”
Murray stated that he has thought of starting a kickstarter to help make up the losses caused by the flood, but feels that he doesn’t believe it’s the right thing to do right now for No Man’s Sky. He said he’d rather people by Joe Danger to support them because it’s something fans can actually play, and get use out of.
Murray closed his statement by saying, “Maybe Christmas was a bad time for this to happen, but New Year’s couldn’t be better for a fresh start. I couldn’t be more excited for 2014.”
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