No Man’s Sky has a rather rocky launch mainly due to the lack of some key features that the developers hinted at before the launch of the game. Since these features don’t end up being seen in the final game, the players were disappointed about it, mainly the removal of any multiplayer interactivity between two players.
Steam has its own refund policy in place that allows the user to refund a game provided they have played it for less than 2 hours, but in some special cases, they can allow the refund to be processed even if the user has played it for more than 2 hours. This appears to be case here for some of the Steam users who have managed to get a refund for No Man’s Sky.
There is a huge thread currently over at reddit and also on NeoGAF where people have confirmed that they are indeed getting refunds from both Sony and Valve for their purchase of No Man’s Sky on either PSN or Steam.
While the refund request isn’t being processed for everyone, some of the users who were eligible for the refund have actually played the game for a while including one on PSN, who claims to have played more than 40 hours of No Man’s Sky yet he was granted a refund by Sony on PSN.
There is currently a huge outcry for No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games for misleading marketing. There was never any clear cut answer about the lack of multiplayer but it was implied that there would be some interaction between the players at launch, which never turned out to be the case.
If you have managed to refund No Man’s Sky on either Steam or PSN, let us know in the comments below.