It's been a while since we heard anything worthy of note regarding No Man's Sky, but unfortunately for developer Hello Games, the space-faring title is back in the spotlight following some potentially bad news. According to Eurogamer, the game is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority on the basis that its Steam product page describes features that aren't present in the release.

If the ASA does find that No Man's Sky's promotional material misrepresents the product, then whatever it rules will also apply to the game's PlayStation Store page, along with any relevant official screenshots and videos.

Dishing out further details on all this, a post on Reddit states that the ASA has contacted both Hello Games and Valve, asking for the companies to either defend or remove the title's offending promotional material.

So, what exactly is the offending media? Well, for starters, a lot of the gameplay footage found in the title's numerous trailers is under scrutiny. These videos supposedly show more advanced animal behaviour, as well as things like massive space battles and territorial wars between factions - elements that are missing in the product that's available today. What's more, screenshots that show giant creatures and various alien structures are also being questioned.

It's tough to say where this story is going to end up, but it's yet another slice of negative press that No Man's Sky and Hello Games are going to have to deal with. Do you agree with the complaints that have sparked this investigation? Is No Man's Sky a different game to the one that we were shown before release? Shout into the void otherwise known as the comments section below.

[via reddit.com, eurogamer.net]