If you were one of the many gamers who were disappointed by No Man’s Sky and said, “I can make a better game than this,” now you get a chance to put your money where your mouth is! Hello Games, the creators of the space-based survival game, are looking to expand their small indie team with some new programmers and directors. After the release of the Path Finder update, as well as some recent departures from the small Guildford studio, the company has decided to update its jobs page with all the relevant details.
There are currently three gameplay-related positions available. The page asks for experienced technical directors and programmers, as well as a position for a graduate programmer. Most of the positions require computer science degrees, programming knowledge and experience working on triple-A games.
Its still unknown what these new hires mean for the future of No Man’s Sky, but the position of Experienced Programmer does make mention of “finding and fixing bugs,” so at the very least players can expect improved patches in the future. Though the Path Finder update brought some interesting new features to the game, it has taken several patches to fix most of the bugs that came with it.
No Man’s Sky was one of 2016’s most hyped video games that quickly became quite possibly the single, most disappointing game of the year. After years of hype, the game that was shipped failed to meet the grand expectations of its audience, resembling more of an early access Steam game in alpha than the triple-A space exploration-simulator that players were promised. Recent updates have added new vehicles and mechanics, but the initial disappointment has left a permanent mark for most gamers. Hopefully Hello Games’ new hires will be able to turn the company’s reputation around.