ED had more than a years worth of a head start than No Man's Sky AND was established in name decades prior. Looking at his list of patches/updates, you're telling me that Fdev has outdone HG's in terms of the content they had provided for NMS?
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IMHO, Fdev address more bugs than providing more content. Period. Fixing bugs shouldn't be counted when it seems that the bugs that are fixed create more bugs that need to be fixed, and then it cascades. This is a symptom of serious testing deficiencies you don't see in projects with dedicated, inhouse testers. Imagine what kind of content we could have if the majority of the time wasn't spent on bugs and rushing new development out the door to satisfy a bottom dollar.
Who cares about "established in name"? Like what absurd argument are you trying to make. NMS is a planet simulator with a very weak space game sort of attached. Its galaxy is pathetic, what 6 planets pet star, every single time? That's what I saw.
By contrast Elite has widely varied, full scale star systems, full scale planets, a solid ship flight model...
Now they have added a robust ground game, admittedly less plants and no animals, but I'll remain hopeful and keep having fun.
Its true I can't build a base, yet, but I have a base that jumps wherever I want it with my fleet of ships.
NMS is a nice casual game from what I hear, but none of the people I know who own it play it much. I've never bought in because they keep charging $60 and I don't think it does anything I'd want from it better than Subnautica.
The point I made is Oddesy is new, it is, anyone claiming otherwise is demonstrably wrong. It released last month.
Hello Gamea went silent after a very misleading release where they presented a product that they claimed was actual game play but was actually a carefully hand crafted lie. They claimed to be multiplayer and had none.
By contrast Elite claimed and delivered multiplayer content with combined arms and cool stuff on the ground to do, that is admittedly buggy.
They have communicated that there are problems, apologized, patched 4 times already with another patch every week this month and more after wirh consol optimization.
To hold up Hello Games as any kind of comparison is disengenious. Frontier has the better product and better dev record in my book and I'll keep my money here.