In a post on their official blog, Hello Games managing director, Sean Murray, declared that the team won’t let recent flooding delay development on No Man’s Sky. The flood, which occurred on December 24th, submerged the development studio in water which overflowed from a nearby parking garage during severe rainstorms.
“We lost all our PCs, laptops, equipment, furniture, dev-kits, [and] work in the blink of an eye,” Murray explained. “I don’t want to say out loud the value of what we lost, it’s horrible. It would probably fund a small game.”
Murray says that despite such a major setback, the Hello Games team still plans to continue on developing No Man’s Sky. When asked about a potential Kickstarter to help with covering financial costs (since it looks unclear how much, if at all, the insurer is going to cover), Murray dismissed the possibility, for now. Murray instead suggested that those wishing to support the team, go out and purchase their previous titles, Joe Danger and Joe Danger: Infinity.
“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.”