Since its launch earlier this week, players have been trying to meet up in No Man’s Sky, no simple task given how massive the procedurally generated game is. Even once finding each other however, players were unable to actually see each other. This caused many to doubt whether the game does in fact have online play. A sticker, covering up the online play symbol on European copies of the game’s physical Limited Edition boxes is only adding to the fire.
With images popping up on Reddit and Imgur (spotted by PCGamesN), many are still confused as to whether or not the game includes multiplayer. It’s worth noting this comes after No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray explained players are unable to meet up because of the game’s continuing server issues.
“Two players finding each other on a stream in the first day – that has blown my mind,” he said. “We added a ‘scan for other players’ in the Galactic Map to try to encourage this happening. We wanted it to happen – but the first day… Too many of you are playing right now. More than we could have predicted.”
Other than covering the online play symbol, the sticker corrects the PEGI rating of the game. In a statement to Eurogamer, regarding the sticker, Sony says, “Incorrect descriptors were incorporated into the original No Man’s Sky limited edition packaging. This was a production issue and was rectified using placement stickers.”
No Man’s Sky is out now on PS4 and PC.